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Ridley Park Blizzard Warning Emergency in Effect

The Honorable Mayor of Ridley Park has issued a State of Emergency for Ridley Park and the National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a blizzard Warning** in effect from Friday night into Sunday morning ....

Snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with sustained winds 20 to 30 mph and frequent gusts up to 40 mph should produce whiteout conditions and extremely hazardous travel. Temperatures during the storm will fluctuate from the upper 20's to lower 30s. Visibility will be reduced to 1/4 mile or less during periods of the storm making travel on foot and by car extremely hazardous.


Wet snow will cling to wires and trees which could down wires and cause power outages. Roads will become impassable from snow accumulation.

1. Park vehicles in driveways and neighbors driveways

2. Keep fire hydrants clean and visible

3. Stay indoors during the main storm

4. Outdoor pets will need shelter too

5. Extreme caution when walking on roadways & highways with reduced visibility

Dial 911 for all Police and Fire emergencies

Stay aware of fallen power lines.

Contact PECO on TWITTER, or

Phone PECO 800.841.4141 

Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps for this latest event are available online.

**A blizzard warning means there is severe winter weather approaching with falling and/or blowing snow  strong winds, poor visibility and life threatening conditions. This can lead to whiteout conditions and travel on foot and by vehicle will be dangerous.

Snow, mainly after 8pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 25. Blustery, with a northeast wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. High near 31. Windy, with a northeast wind 24 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly before 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow before 4am. Low around 21. Blustery, with a north wind 14 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
A chance of snow before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.

Fri, Jan 22, 8:45AM: updated  original blog of Blizzard Warning to  Blizzard Watch

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Comment by RidleyParkOnline on January 22, 2016 at 8:44am

I've updated the original blog of the Blizzard Warning to the Blizzard Watch

Comment by Howard McCoy on January 22, 2016 at 8:33am

@Jim. We got the call too and naturally our response was "sure - ridiculous."  RP isn't a town with private driveways for every car. I've been doing winter advisories in RP for 5 years and it's always been a standard policy, and not a rule, to remove your cars from Borough streets. State owned highways that are snow emergency routes are another matter. Chester Pike, Sellers Avenue, Ridley Ave must all me clear of cars of face ticketing. The Mayor has declared a state of Emergency in RP and perhaps that will give the authority on "all" borough streets, but again, this is RP and not every home is served with a driveway.

This event has neighbors asking neighbors for help and assistance and this's the RP way.  If your neighbor has a car on the street and you have a driveway - buddy-up and share your driveway.

Comment by Jim McGowan on January 21, 2016 at 11:27pm

I notice that the above text - as well as the emergency call that went out earlier this evening - says that ALL vehicles must be off the roads. I know about the emergency snow route no parking rule but I've never seen a call for NO street parking at all. I can accomplish that at my house, but I imagine that a whole lot of residents may not have any other place to put their car(s).


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