The storm also caused chaos for the last day of school before winter break at Mountain View. Fallen trees blocked rural roads forcing the district on a delay. "We needed to re-route our buses and we got the call very late so we decided to do a two hour delay," said Mountain View School District Superintendent Francine Shea.
PennDOT crews tackled a slick Interstate 81 near the Susquehanna, Lackawanna County line. A light, wintry coating made roads just slick enough to require some salting. Tom Kilmer made the drive from his Fleetville home to Kingsley and described the wild weather he encountered. "It was pretty nasty. I haven't checked the house because I left when it was dark this morning but I will be checking when I go back home because it was really heavy winds all night long," he said.
Acre Lake Lunch Box in Kingsley became a storm casualty. The restaurant's roadside sign took a direct hit. "Our sign was kind of blown apart. It had just been blown apart about a month ago so we'll have to fix it again," said Chris Burton. As storms go, it's far from winter's worst but it's one that's a reminder the mean season is here. "You know you've got to prepare around here," said Kayla Baldwin of Acre Lake Lunch Box. "You never know it's just going to start snowing at any given time."