Snow falls as temperatures drop in Allentown

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Wet snow began to fall in Allentown before 6 a.m. Friday.

Wet snow began to fall in Allentown before 6 a.m. Friday.

And it kept falling throughout the morning.

Just two weeks away from the first day of spring, the snowfall disrupted the morning rush.

Many of the roads were already treated with brine in preparation of the snow.

The roads looked like it was just rainy, but travelers had to be mindful of slick spots.

However, the snow covered the grassy surfaces.

"It's crazy right now. I ain't expect it to happen right now. I thought we was done with this," said Makk Rich of Quakertown.

Jamie Ritter of Orefield added, "Not happy about it, got stuff to do at the house."

The Lehigh Valley was prepared, with plows and salt trucks on standby overnight before the first flurry.

One plow driver was up and hoping to cash in.

He said, "We woke up like 2:30 a.m. to be in for 3 a.m. We are hoping to get a lot of snow. I hope so at least. We are just waiting for it to come down, so we can start taking of care of properties right now."

Luis Rodriguez of Allentown and his crew are headed to a job in the Poconos.

"Nothing much we can do. We gotta do our job," he said.

The snow added some winter beauty to Allentown neighborhoods and made for a scenic morning dog walk.

Christine Vauder of Allentown said, "I love it, but I'm probably not in the majority."

Some are taking it all in. Vauder doesn't mind pulling out the scraper at least one more time this season.

She said, "We didn't have a winter. I'm all for it."

This March snow fall wasn't just nuisance snow, it was the packable snow, the kind you could make snowballs with.


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