It’s arrived; started last night just before seven and the kazillions of snowflakes have brought the feared “snowmageddon” revered by the storm trooper fearmongers and their doppler devices.
So what to do?
Hunker down … enjoy the solitude and count your blessing if you’ve got food, shelter, electricity, a book and some friends and neighbors.
Hinkle’s will be CLOSED ALL DAY TODAY (Saturday, January 23rd) due to the snow. Stay safe & stay home.
FOX43-TV has a special COLUMBIA REPORT – probably for updates on the new 441 bypass project
With the threat of heavy snow in the forecast this weekend, keep the numbers below handy in the event you lose power.
PPL Electric Utilities:
Keep in mind that 9-1-1 is NOT the number to call to report an outage! – FOX-43-TV
WGAL’s listing – though it says SCHOOL CLOSINGS, other events are listed
Columbia Police Department Facebook page
Columbia’s snow emergency plan
Ephrata has a Snow and Ice Plan
Mount Joy’s got their plan posted too
In case your daily paper didn’t get delivered today, here’s page one – Lancaster Online
- The New York Times interactive graphic: “How Much Snow Has Fallen” shows our area with 21-22 inches of snow.
NO MAIL TODAY – What happened to that old adage “Neither rain, snow, sleet, etc., will keep the postman from delivering the mail?”
That was then … this is now … and then ain’t coming back!
Sorry, Rich, but it’s a modern, nicer, more politically correct world.
Oh, found this “Postal Service Mission and “Motto” here:
Click to access mission-motto.pdf
Thanks, Brian, I really like Dr. Charles W. Eliot’s quote. Of course I would not expect the postal carriers to deliver in what seems to have amounted to 31.5 inches of snow in the York, PA, area. After all, I didn’t even venture out until yesterday, when it took a long time to shovel out my car. I’m no longer snowbound!