Weather forecast informs – no more school delays!

altAccording to the latest news, the weather gets warmer, that’s why there is no need any more for school delays. Few hours ago almost all schools to the north of Philadelphia were opened again. 

However, not all of the problems concerning the consequences of snowstorm that brought tons of snow, ice and sleet were successfully solved. As PECO reported, there are still diffused power cuts all over the affected region.

As for the condition of the roads, the county dispatchers inform that they are basically wet.

We want to remind to you that the schools were closed mostly in the regions situated to the north of Philadelphia, particularly such counties as Berks, Lehigh and Bucks counties.

Among the Bucks County schools reportedly opening late this morning were Faith Christian Academy in Sellersville, St. Isidore School in Quakertown, Quakertown Christian School, Plumstead Christian School, Upper Bucks Christian School in Sellersville, and Upper Bucks Technical School in Perkasie.

Almost all of the other delays were farther north - in the areas around Reading, Nazareth, Kutztown, Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown.

Hundreds, not thousands, of homes lost power in the Philadelphia region, said PECO spokesman Michael Wood.

\"The number isn\'t very high, but we have plenty to keep ourselves busy,\" he said.

\"We have scattered outages throughout our territory, primarily in the suburbs,\" said PECO\'s Cameron Kline.

Wind and rain were mostly to blame, he said.

Ice was also a problem in Bucks County, a dispatcher said.

\"We do have some problems with ice on tree limbs and we\'re getting some power outages,\" he said, adding that Northampton Township and Upper Southampton Township were among the areas affected.

Emergency dispatchers for Montgomery and Chester Counties reported no serious problems overnight.

Philadelphia and South Jersey saw some flakes and sleet, but temperatures stayed high enough overnight to avoid serious problems with freezing rain.

By midmorning, rising temperatures will have ended the threats of light freezing rain in the suburban counties, according to an advisory from the National Weather Service.

Farther north, the threat could last into early afternoon.

Philadelphia\'s highs for the next three days should be in the mid 40s.