Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police responded to numerous accidents as snow was falling on area roads Monday night.
As moderate snow fell across the Saucon Valley Monday evening, Lower Saucon Township Police say they responded to a number of accidents that occurred amid the icy conditions. According to police department press releases, officers responded to the following crashes:
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Saucon Valley is under a freezing rain advisory through 10 a.m. Saturday.
Note: This story has been updated with new information. Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township are under a freezing rain advisory for light freezing rain until 10am Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The winter weather advisory that was issued earlier has been replaced by the freezing rain advisory. WFMZ says the storm could affect the area, with snow, rain and ice arriving later this afternoon. We could wake up to an icy glaze tomorrow. The Weather Service says: Precipitation is expected to change to rain Saturday and rain could be heavy at times. Sunday will be sunny and warmer with a daytime high in the 40s.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
After several days of subfreezing temperatures, the Detwiller Plaza fountain is entombed in ice and a glass-like layer partially covers the ponds at the Wagner Grist Mill in Hellertown.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for freezing rain for Northampton County. The advisory will be in effect from 7pm Sunday through 6am Monday.
Commuters and school students may want to wake up earlier than they normally do on Monday, in order to assess weather conditions. That's because the National Weather Service has issued an overnight Freezing Rain Advisory for Northampton and Lehigh counties, as well as other parts of northeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey. The advisory will be in effect from 7pm Sunday to 6am Monday, and has been issued because of the possibility of freezing drizzle to occur. The weather service says in its statement that the drizzle could create hazardous travel conditions, although temperatures are expected to moderate Monday morning. By Monday afternoon temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-40s, which means that motorists may …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible throughout the day, according to the latest forecasts.
If you're planning to travel on Saturday you may want to monitor local weather forecasts, as several are now predicting that a winter storm could affect the region. If the storm develops, it would be the first significant winter precipitation event of the unseasonably mild 2011-2012 season, not including the October snowstorm. As of Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service had issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for east central and northeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. According to that outlook, "a wintry mix of precipitation is possible from late Friday night into Saturday." Lehigh Valley Weather Patrol with Bobby and Suzy--a popular local forecasting site on Facebook--is also highlighting the possibility of frozen …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131) says he wants to hear from constituents when it comes to local road hazards created by winter weather.
Has winter weather brought down a tree or power line in your neck of the woods? Have state roads been poorly plowed or salted, during or after a winter storm? State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131) says he wants to hear about these types of issues from constituents. In his weekly newsletter of Jan. 6, Simmons invited local residents to call his district office to report hazardous road conditions as they arise. "We will make sure PennDOT is aware of the situation," Simmons said. The number for Simmons' office is 610-861-5201. Simmons' district includes parts of Lower Saucon, Salisbury Township, Upper Milford Township and Allentown, in addition to Upper Saucon Township, Lower Milford Township and Coopersburg.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The National Weather Service says sleet and freezing rain are possible through early Tuesday morning.
If you have to drive late Monday night, you'll want to take extra care. The National Weather Service says "a wintry mix of precipitation" is possible beginning later this evening, and a winter weather advisory has been issued for Northampton County from 9pm tonight to 9am Tuesday. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible, and untreated roads and walkways are likely to become slippery, according to the advisory. Additionally, the Lehigh Valley Weather Patrol reports a possibility of sleet and freezing rain Monday night into Tuesday, turning into just rain later in the day. The LVWP adds that light snow is possible Thursday night, with warmer weather arriving over the weekend.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
These beauties are kept fresh on ice at Yianni's Taverna, a popular Greek restaurant in Lower Saucon Township.
At Yianni's Taverna in Lower Saucon Township, the catch of the day is always kept on ice in a display case near the entrance. The popular Greek restaurant serves a lot of seafood to its customers, including several varieties of fresh fish, octopus and squid (calamari). These beauties would certainly look great grilled...and on a plate!
Monday, March 21, 2011
An icy mixture of precipitation is expected to start overnight and last into Wednesday, with some accumulation possible.
The calendar says spring started Sunday. That was tough to believe given Monday's raw weather, and it's going to get more difficult to fathom Tuesday night. The National Weather Service forecast calls for an icy mix of rain, snow and sleet beginning Tuesday night and lingering into Wednesday. The wintry precipitation, according to the weather service, could accumulate up to two inches Tuesday night. Wednesday's forecast calls for a mix of rain, sleet and snow, with the precipitation changing back to snow before ending Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has not issued any watches or warnings at this time. Patch will monitor the situation and provide continued updates, including road conditions and possible delayed school …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Most of this season's snow and ice are gone!
Sick of snow and ice? You can pretty much say "buh bye" to it at this point. A visit to the Wagner Grist Mill pond in Hellertown Wednesday revealed that the ice which just a few weeks ago was thick enough to walk across had all but disappeared. The March sun felt warm, and although a cool wind was blowing, it was apparent that spring is not far away.