Penns Valley’s Snow Storm


Women shoveling snow after snow storm.

Over the past three days, people have been working to get cars out of snowbanks and sidewalks cleared from the recent snowstorm. On Wednesday around 11 A.M., it began to snow hard all across Penns Valley. The snow continued just as hard until about 7 A.M. on Thursday, December 17th. It’s said that most areas got between 15 and 20 inches of snow.

The areas of Aaronsburg, Millheim, Spring Mills, and Rebersburg got anywhere from 13 to 18 inches of snow roughly. Penn Dot was out early to try and get the roads clear. Even today on Friday some areas of 192 and 445 still have snow or light ice. It’s even worse for town allys where some look like they haven’t been plowed at all.

The winter storm even affected the school day on Wednesday with PVASD letting out early around 11:30. The following day on Thursday the school was closed both in-person and online. The students had something called a Flexible Instructional Day or FID.

The school has mentioned doing these days more often and it seemed to work well. Students were able to get their work done on their own time and at their own pace. On Friday the school once again opened with its hybrid-learning and online Zoom classes.

The storm didn’t damage the internet or power lines luckily. People seem to be getting back some a somewhat normal routine again as the roads clear. It is doubtful that all this snow will be gone anytime soon. This might be good news for some who like a white Christmas day.