Category Archives: Snow

1979: Season’s first snowfall

Looking back: East Stroudsburg Train Station Snow-laden power lines gave out under the stress of heavy snow as the season’s first snowfall hit the Poconos on Oct. 10, 1979, leaving parts of the Slate Belt, Delaware Water Gap and Shawnee-on-Delaware without electricity for several hours. The half-inch snowfall mirrored the Oct. 19, 1925, snowfall as the [...]

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Remembering past winters

Remember when winds and overwhelming inches of snow disrupted power, mail service and daily life? • • •   For wintery stories and photos of the past, check out: • “Blizzard of ’78″ and “Remembering past winter storms”  photo galleries. • Twenty 20 inches of snow fell on Main Street, Stroudsburg, during Jan. 14-16, 1945. [...]

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Blizzard of ’78, an enormous storm

More than 12 hours after snow stop falling, Monroe County residents were still digging out from underneath 22-30 inches of snowfall from an enormous storm, which would become known as the Blizzard of ’78. The storm struck most of the Northeast, hitting the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania on Feb. 6, 1978, paralyzing the region under [...]

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