A State of Emergency declared in Pennsylvania due to Snow Storm

A State of Emergency declared in Pennsylvania due to Snow Storm

Philadelphia : PA : USA | Feb 06, 2010 at 11:01 AM PST
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A state of emergency has been declared in Pennsylvania by its Governor Ed Rendell on Saturday as most of the state remains paralyzed due to a monstrous snow storm. The snow storm started with a blizzard with high winds and snow due to which the airports, roads and stores had to be closed down.

Pennsylvania alone received from about six inches of snow to as much as 30 inches. The snow storm resulted in fallen trees, electricity outages, shutting down of business, schools, stores and utter paralysis of the state. A disaster emergency was declared at 6:30 am on Saturday and as many as 60,000 people in Allegheny County are still without power.

All the motorists and travelers are advised to stay of f the highways and remain extremely cautious while driving since the downed electricity lines have made road travel extremely dangerous.

Apart from Pennsylvania; Maryland, Ohio and Delaware are also under a disaster watch.

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The storm, dubbed "Snowpocalypse" and "Snowmageddon," stretched from Indiana to Pennsylvania
A resident clears a path during a snowstorm in Washington. An "extremely dangerous" blizzard expected to dump record amounts of snow swept across much of the eastern United States, closing down the US capital and threatening to trap millions indoors for days.
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