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More Snow and Brutal Cold Moves in to Schuylkill County

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — For people who live in Schuylkill County, it was another cold day with a fresh coating of snow to get the day started.

This January, Mother Nature has sure had her ups and downs, and this week she’s spreading a blast of cold, and it’s enough to go around for everyone.

That is, whether you like it or not.

“I don’t like it. It’s really cold. I would just rather have the summer,” Samantha Butler of Pottsville said.

While there are a lot of people who tell us they’re sick of winter, there are actually others who say it’s not that bad. They say they are actually enjoying the snow.

“I love it. The more we get the better I feel. I’m just a winter person,” Roy Kesten of Pottsville said.

For some of those who aren’t winter people, they didn’t let the snow keep them inside.

David Moyer braved the temperatures that were in the teens to clear off the sidewalk near the North Ward Social Club.

“It’s very easy. It’s a lot better than shoveling,” Moyer said.

Shoveling wasn’t on the agenda for two Pottsville High School students.

Both of them were a little mad they woke up early only to have an early dismissal from school.

“Well we got to school and they were like, we’re getting out at 10 which was pointless,” Lanae Martin said.

Other people braving the snow had to find ways to navigate through the slushy and slick rocks, even walkers found it a little dicey to get around.

For Samantha Butler, she said she can deal with the snow while it is here.

She is just dreading on thing for the rest of the week.

“The wind chill. Yeah, I don’t like it at all,” she said.

If you catch yourself without a place to go in the cold the following places are acting as emergency shelters in Scranton.

Bethel AME Church Shelter,
716 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton
7 p.m. to  8 a.m.

St. Anthony’s Haven,
409 Olive Street, Scranton
7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Community Intervention Center,
445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton
8 a.m. to  7 p.m.

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