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Snowstorm Hits Philadelphia Region With Blizzard, Eagles Vikings Tuesday Night, and New Jersey State of Emergency


The Omelette Monday December 27, 2010

Snowstorm Hits Philadelphia Region With Blizzard-like Weather

The Philadelphia region with hit with a wicked snowstorm, which delivered blizzard-like conditions to the Philadelphia area and many parts of New Jersey. Thousands of travelers are stranded at the Philadelphia airport. And, if you are one of the unlucky ones who have to go to work today, good luck. Travel conditions are hazardous through much of the area and wind gusts are exceeding 40 and even 50 miles per hour.

New Jersey Declares State of Emergency

New Jersey took the brunt of the hit from the Sunday's blizzard. Many parts of New Jersey had 18 or more inches of snow, with some areas getting hit with two feet especially along the shore. As a result, the New Jersey Senate (since Governor Chris Christie and the Lt. Governor are traveling) declared a state of emergency.  A blizzard warning is in effect until 9 A.M. at the Jersey shore.

Eagles-Vikings Game Moved to Tuesday Night Because of Blizzard

The NFL made the right call and I'm surprised they did. Better judgement prevailed over the greed of screwing over the Eagles fans by having them travel after the blizzard Sunday. Only in Philly can this happen though - having a game moved to Tuesday. It's the first time the Eagles will play on Tuesday since World War II. Of course none of this would have happened had the game not been moved to Sunday night to begin with. If you have Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek or LeSean McCoy on your fantasy team, you'll have to wait it out an extra night.