MOUNT POCONO, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The 24-hour snowfall is creating safety concerns across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Eyewitness News spoke to those in Monroe County, where some areas saw two feet of snow.
“I don’t like it. I’m from the islands. I’m from Trinidad, so I don’t like the snow too much,” said Dundee Jackson, Mountain Landscaping.
Jackson first saw snow when he moved to Pennsylvania 35 years ago. He started plowing at 5 a.m. Monday in the Poconos. He’s planning to put another 18 hours in on Tuesday.
“It’s bad, it’s bad, it’s bad. I mean look at the bed of the truck.”
He isn’t the only one who we caught putting in hard work Tuesday morning in Monroe County.
“It’s a lot harder, everything takes more time. Everything is a lot heavier,” Eric Troutman said.
Troutman is planning to plow from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Just powder everywhere. You’re not going anywhere if you have 2-wheel drive.”
Eyewitness News caught George Dyer of Tobyhanna at a gas station. It was so cold, there were even icicles on the pumps.
“I’m getting ready to go to work. See if they’re open. Morning commute? How is it? It’s a little tricky, you just take it slow. Best advice to people driving in the snow? As long as you have 4-wheel drive, just go slow and you’re good,” Dyer said.
But at the end of the day, whether you hate the snow or you love it, you’ve got to admit, it’s a sight like no other.