'Hurricane-like snowstorm' heading for Poconos on Thursday | PoconoRecord.com
'Hurricane-like snowstorm' heading for Poconos on Thursday
February 24, 2010
The Poconos' weather outlook for the rest of the week has taken a turn for the worse, with blizzard-like conditions and winds that may down power lines.
A second storm expected to move into our area behind the one that arrived Monday night will intensify rapidly, allowing heavy snow to rap into northeast Pennsylvania starting midday Thursday, forecasters say.
Meanwhile, Tuesday evening's drive home was a nightmare for many commuters. A winter mix of snow and sleet iced over, causing many minor accidents and closing several roads where motorists couldn't climb hills. Plow trucks were stuck in the gridlock.
Interstate 80 was closed in both directions in the Tannersville area around 9 p.m., and the highway was at a standstill eastbound in the Stroudsburg area. Earlier in the evening, Route 33 was at a standstill.
Route 209 near Sciota was closed for a time, as was Wooddale Road and Route 715 in the Tannersville area.
Downed powerlines were reported on Stokes Mill Road in Stroud Township, while power was out in Barrett Township because of a possible transformer explosion.