Snow, slush becomes an icy problem in Reading, Pa.

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After receiving 10 inches of snow during Tuesday?s storm, the people of Reading, Pa. woke up Wednesday morning to find their city encrusted in ice. (WPVI)

After receiving 10 inches of snow during Tuesday's storm, the people of Reading, Pa. woke up Wednesday morning to find their city encrusted in ice.

Warm weather lovers like Renee Antonio were not thrilled.

"A nightmare. I don't like it. I like the sun and I like 90 degrees," she said.
The other nightmare here in Reading is parking, both for people whose parked vehicles are encased within a block of ice and for those looking for a free spot.

Vince Williams found a spot in less than ten minutes and now he says he's going to play the lottery.

"I got lucky, really super lucky. So now I can go inside and enjoy this snow day," he said.

Most of the main roads in Reading were passable after road crews spent the night clearing things out.
But it was really hit-or-miss on the back streets.

Action News found residents like Cory Pierce working extra hard working to clear their sidewalks.

"The snow is kind of thick," he said. "It's hard, so it's a little harder to get up. I used another shovel as well as a regular snow shovel."

People we spoke with said it has not been fun, but it's nothing they haven't seen before in Berks County.

"It'll freak everybody out for a couple of days," said Dave Swope. "And we'll be alright. We're a tough little city here in Reading, Pennsylvania. Just ask anybody."

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Most of the main roads in Reading were passable after road crews spent the night clearing things out. But it was really hit-or-miss on the back streets.


Public schools in Reading remained closed on Wednesday along with several other districts in Berks County.

Mayor Wally Scott says with more cold weather in the forecast over the next couple of days, he's confident that the good people of Reading will come out to help each other.

In fact, he says, it's already happening.

"A lot of neighbors are out helping each other, so I appreciate that. I saw some pickup trucks owned by private people plowing the small streets in between," he said.

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