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Bo Koltnow reports from the Poconos on the winter storm

By Bo Koltnow, Reporter, BKoltnow@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 07 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 08 2013 06:02:52 PM CST

Bo Koltnow reports from the Poconos on the winter storm

From just off Route 33 in Stockertown, Northampton Co. to Main Street in Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., the snow started to fall just before noon.

"I don't like the snow," said Gerald Ombasa, of Monroe County.

Like it or not, the Poconos could get more than a foot of snow.

"It will be disturbing my weekend. It's a work weekend," said Lynette Wintz, of Morristown, N.J., who works as a nurse in Monroe County.

It may be a long work night for street crews as the weather is expected to worsen, putting salt trucks on the ready and residents on the move.

At least one grocery store in Monroe County was packed with people preparing for the worst.

"Just regular stuff, like milk. Stuff to keep in the house," one customer said.

While the snow fell in Monroe County, the air was bare in Carbon County at 3 p.m. Friday.  Palmerton Park had yet to see any snow fall.

"I feel bad for the people in Boston. They are going to get hammered. For us, it's a little bit of hysteria, people panicking. It's on the floor. It's not sticking," Tony Diaz said.

That started to change around 4 p.m., however, as the snow returned.