The Daily Numbers - Feb. 15

The Daily Numbers: 1.6 inches of snow recorded in Drexel Hill overnight.
73 inches of snow now recorded in the region in the snowiest winter in history.
4 SEPTA bus routes that are not running in the city because of snow.
15 million dollars, how much PennDOT says it has spent on snow removal in the Philadelphia region.
15 million dollars, how much PECO says it has spent working to restore power to 225,000 customers who lost it during the storm.
1 school district in the region that remains closed today. That would be out in Pottstown. All Delco schools are opening on time today after the unplanned weeklong snow/Presidents Day break.
3.85 percent tax hike included in budget being eyed by Springfield School District.
75,000 dollars worth of jewelry believed ripped off from QVC by a Broomall woman who already was facing charges of stealing from a former employer.
2 dead, 2 injured in crash in Lower Frederick Township, Montgomery County, on Sunday.
4 hours of free parking that will be available in Philadelphia Parking Authority garages in the city extended through Friday. Also all metered parking will be free.
40, age of woman found killed in her home in Northeast Philly after an apparent domestic dispute.
2 tires on a car that were slashed in South Philly in what police believe was the culmination of a dispute over a cleared parking spot.
12, age of boy who fell through ice and died Saturday in Barnegat Bay.
75.2 percent on-time arrival record racked up by US Airways in December. That put it in 5th place among 19 big carriers.
750 jobs coming to casinos in Delaware as they race to install table games.
2 Catholic elementary schools that will merge in Montgomery County.
5 people killed in crash of small plane at an airport in Wall Township, N.J.
3, as in No. 3 in the nation, where Villanova was ranked before they went out and got spanked by UConn last night, 84-75.
29 points for Kemba Walker to lead UConn to a big win at the Wachovia Center.
35 points from the free throw line for UConn, just 16 for the ‘Cats.
1 day until pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.

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Not exactly I would think Jay Wright wanted to celebrate being elevated to the No. 3 spot in the nation. His Wildcats promptly went out and got spanked by UConn, which had drawn the wrath of coach Jim Calhoun after one of its worst performances of the season, scoring just 48 points against Cincinnati.
I Don’t Get It: Police are saying that a dispute over a cleared-out parking spot in South Philly took a violent turn. A woman who used a parking spot found several of her tires slashed. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Now that’s my kind of snowstorm. Wet roads, no delays.
I’m still ready for spring.
Quote Box: “It’s Mother Nature. I mean nobody expected that much snow.
We don’t know how to handle this much.”
- Clifton Heights resident on snow-clearing efforts in the borough.


Buck said…
When there is a lot of snow it is time to crank up the grill for a couple of Rib Eye steaks,
Snow problems will be forgotten when you bring in those medium rare steaks. Your local market may be out of eggs,milk and white bread, the "Philly snow diet" but will have steaks. It is not the law to only eat eggs bread and milk(French Toast) when it snows