Winter blast brings first taste of snow to region

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It may have been dusting, but the region saw the first snow of the season. (WPVI)

It's the winter blast we've been waiting for.

In Douglassville, Berks County, it was almost white out conditions Tuesday night along Route 422.

The season's first snow fell sideways as winds gusted.

"About time. Love the winter. Don't think it's been winter until now. If it's not snowing, it's not winter," Trent Long of Sanatoga, Pa. said.

"It's blizzard weather for me. It looked more dusty at first. Now it's more blizzard. I could hardly see driving here," Erica Jone of Douglassville, Pa. said.

Snow quickly stuck on grass and even some pavement.

The fast moving squall left just a coating, but just enough for those winter activities we've all been missing.

"We're a family of skiers so we're looking forward to getting some cold weather, getting the slopes open, so we can get up to the mountains and get some skiing on the weekends when we have free time," Brian Demild of Douglassville said.

In Pottstown, Montgomery County, there were snow covered windshields and some less traveled spots.

PennDOT crews were out salting the main roads.

Although close to bedtime, watching snow fall from the window wasn't enough for young sisters Emily and Layla.

"They were like 'let's go for a walk!' She's trying to grab the jacket, the boots, and everything," Stephanie Donovan of Pottstown said.

And although Erica Jones enjoys the snow, she'd like it more if she wasn't 8 months pregnant.

"This is our third child and I really hope I don't go into labor while it's snowing. But the way I'm feeling, I could go any day," Jones said.
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