Forecasters said air travel would likely remain a hassle, too.
“I think the further north you look, departures and arrivals could be affected because of icy issues,” Heavener said.
What was forecast in the Philadelphia area to be a tame storm system with about an inch of snow gradually changing over to rain mushroomed into a full-blown snow storm. Bands of heavy snow made for a wide range of accumulation: a foot was reported in Newark, Del. Philadelphia International Airport received 8.6 inches.