Sudden storm rips through county

Thousands left without power, trees downed A powerful line of thunderstorms raced through Chester County at midday, leaving more than 10,000 people without power  some of whom may not see restoration until Thursday — and various trees and branches down on local roadways. The morning’s bright sunshine and clear skies suddenly gave way to blackened skies and strong winds, gusting up to 45 MPH as...

Letter: Longwood should be recognized for storm service

To The Editor, The Longwood Fire Company personnel should be recognized for the effort they put forth to ensure the public’s safety during last weekend’s blizzard. Approximately 750 man hours were expanded staffing the firehouse to ensure quick responses during the fierce storm. We responded to 17 calls from Saturday through Monday and another two today. Included were a total of 13 medical assist...

You know what’s great about snowstorms? Nothing

Multiple feet of snow, being cooped up and all is not my cup of tea By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Aaaaaaah, Jonas…you are not nearly as attractive as Nick Jonas in his Calvin Klein underwear ads. (I would share a picture, but this is a PG rated column, unfortunately). Yes, you look pretty from the window with your thirty inch drifts and swirling flakes. But I still hate you. Because...

Roads hazardous, as storm blankets Chester County

Many area roads hazardous, officials ask folks to stay home Snow continued to fall throughout all of Chester County with as much as 30 inches now forecast before the storm ends Early Sunday. It’s a bit of a good news, bad news scenario. The bad news — it looks like a lot more snow than the originally forecast 12 to 18 inches of snow will fall over much of Chester County. By late Saturday afternoon,...

Blizzard bearing down on Chester County

Chester County is bracing for what looks to be a massive snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions starting Friday night — with most of the county looking at 12 to 18 inches of snow and high winds into Sunday morning. The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for the eastern side of Chester County, with a Winter Storm Warning for the remaining portions of the county. While most of the county...

Thousands still without power after Tuesday storm

Utility and local officials continue to work to restore power to thousands of residents in Chester County still without power after Tuesday’s “macroburst” storm wrecked havoc around the region, particularly in southeastern Chester County and western Delaware County. The National Weather Service said that the storm did not appear to spawn any tornados, but did have sudden winds of as high as 80...

Storms knock out power, down trees

A Kennett Square mother and daughter escaped injury when a tree feel on the car they were driving in — as well as live power lines, Tuesday. A powerful line of thunderstorms and high winds Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to nearly 100,000 PECO customers in Chester County — with more than half that amount still without power Wednesday morning. Trees were downed and shredded — taking down...

County: 5 percent of residents still powerless

‘Disaster Help Request’ form will facilitate getting people assistance  Nearly a week after the ice storm, Chester County continues to be focused on life safety issues as 5 percent of homes and businesses throughout the county remain without power.  Gathering information regarding need within the communities is critical, said a news release from the county’s Department of Community...

Cawley pledges state support as storm repairs continue

PECO now says less than 56,000 locations without power — most to be fixed by Sunday By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley listens as Chester County Emergency Services Director Ed Adkins talks about the county’s Emergency Operations Center, which has been at high alert all week, following this week’s ice storm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 county residents. WESTTOWN...

Weather that storm in style

Tips to keep yourself occupied (or sane) during a major storm, for the fashion conscious By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times HAUTE TIPS IN A HURRICANE: Catch up on magazines.  Take note of the fashion commonalities.  Stare critically into your closet.  Rest and repeat. Purge.  Everything.  Closet, garage, junk drawer.  Bag it all up and put it in trashcans that will not be collected...