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Snowfall Totals in Philadelphia, Areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Following Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010


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Now that we have begun to dig out from Sunday's snowstorm, here's a run-down of some snowfall totals throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

First off, the Greater Philadelphia Area:

Philadelphia's official snowfall total is 12.4 inches. Towns to the north and west of Philadelphia only had a few inches, with Berks County being the least-affected of the Southeastern PA corridor. Many towns in Berks County only reported 1 to 3 inches total. Up in Lehigh County, Allentown received less than 3 inches. Residents in Pottstown are only claiming a few inches fell. Norristown only received about 4 inches.

Despite the somewhat meager snowfall totals in PA, there were dozens of accidents reported in the Berks and Montgomery County region. While the Montgomery, Chester, and Berks County areas weren't affected, Route 422 was a mess this morning when I traveled on it around 7:00 A.M.

The closer to the city, the worse it got with Clifton Heights reporting 11.7 inches of snow in total.

Delaware like many parts of PA didn't seem to be hit hard by yesterday's storm. Wilmingon only reported 3.1 inches and New Castle didn't even get an inch. The town closest to the Delaware shore were hardest hit with snowfall totals near a foot in some places.

And, Jersey got hit even harder especially along the Jersey shore coast where they were hit with blizzard-like conditions.

The following towns in New Jersey were hit hard:

Taberenacle- 12.5 inches total

Ocean Township -16 inches

Cape May - 18 inches

Atlantic City - 19 inches total

Dennisville - 26.5 inches total

Newark Airport - 20 inches total

Lincoln Park - 29 inches total

For a full run-down of New Jersey's snowfall totals, the Press of Atlantic City has a very thorough breakdown.

New Jersey (still under a state of emergency) will take a while to dig out from Sunday's powerful Nor'Easter. They'll be talking about the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 for years to come.

And, so will Eagles fans, many of whom never witnessed a game being moved to Tuesday night in their lifetimes. It may be a long time before we see that happen again.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com