Snow day means empty roads, sledding fun in Montco

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Motorists in Montgomery County appeared to heed the advice not to venture out early if they could avoid it. (WPVI)

With schools, governments and some private businesses closed or opening late, almost empty roads and parking lots in Montgomery County were a plus for plow operators.

Motorists in the area appeared to heed the advice not to venture out early if they could avoid it.

Egypt Road in Oaks, Pa. normally has significant traffic by 8 a.m., but not on Thursday.



"Looks like a lot of people decided stay home," said Tami Murphy of Collegeville, Pa. "Good move!"

The snow was pretty to look at as it fell, but as soon as it hit treated pavement it turned into slush.

The wet snow also tended to ice up windshield wipers.

In this region US 422 is notorious for delays even in good weather.

But those who ventured on it Thursday had few complaints - in part because there were so few vehicles.

"I didn't have a problem," said Deidra Beckett of Pottstown, Pa. "I have a 4-wheel-drive truck. It's wet."

Not far away on this hillside in Valley Forge, Kids out of school and their parents putting the snow to good use.

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