More Snow For The Poconos

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The Poconos was one area that saw several inches of snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday and Thursday evening the snow eventually turned to sleet, making road conditions tricky.

At the Econo Lodge in Carbon County, the owner and his family cleared debris left over after an aluminum awning collapsed under the weight of this latest snow fall.

“We heard a cracking noise and it was hanging like this but because it`s made aluminum we just decided to take it down,” said owner Depak Patel.

At Boulder View Tavern in Lake Harmony, folks decided it was time to get out of their homes.

After a day spent of digging out of the snow, they had enough cabin fever.

“I shoveled and plowed twice today and finally caught up, but it needs to be done, over, sick of it like everybody I`m sure,” said Ginny Mergo of Lake Harmony.

But for one group of friends stopped into the restaurant to recharge after skiing.

For them the snow fall meant a day at Big Boulder Ski Resort.

“Kind of when you see if coming down your like, man I wish I was up at the mountain,” said Ashley Perez from Nazareth.

The big snow falls also mean big money for Boulder View Tavern, located next to Big Boulder.

“We have had one of the busiest winters we`ve ever had, it`s been really good, it`s been really cold and really snowy and a mile away from the ski area really helps us,” said manager Marcel Engelman.

In Mount Pocono, the snow plows remain vigilant, trying to clear out the snow as fast as it is falling, leaving behind growing piles of snow.

As night fell, the snow turned to sleet in Monroe County, causing the driving conditions to get worse.

“I`m headed to Scranton, to work so it`s slippery, take it easy,” said Beverly Cramer of Stroudsburg.

The owner of the Econo Lodge in Kidder Township believes it will cost him at least $50,000 to replace that section of awning that collapsed during the snowfall.

He said he is not renting out any rooms in that section until the awning is replaced.