Wednesday’s snow storm ended up being more of a rain storm for some, but for other people they saw the snow that was expected.
It was pretty much a rain event in Harrisburg, but as you head past the Mechanicsburg interchange on I-81, you could see a thin blanket of snow. Keep going past Newville, Shippensburg and Chambersburg and the snow amounts increased.
"Messy and sloppy and dirty," one person commented on the snow.
By mid-morning the snow had tapered off, leaving a wet six inches behind. Snow shovels, plows and blowers were the tools of the day.
Despite schools being closed, all roadways except for the back roads were able to be driven on.
Dangerous travel conditions never materialized. No serious car or truck crashes were reported. Also good news was that the heavy wet snow was blamed for only a handful of power outages in southern Franklin County
At one point the sun even broke through in Chambersburg, causing the snow to change rain. The National Weather Service decided to cancel winter weather warnings and winter weather advisories early.
In some locations, snow blocked storm drains and then as it melted, ending up ponding in the streets.
"It does (ponds) here and it does back there behind back in the yard back there.” Commented Charles Burkentine. “It fills up in there, (I have to) make sure it doesn't run in my basement.”
Charlie's neighbor, Tina Webb, runs a sports bar and grill downtown. Cleaning her car off, she was heading off to work.
“I think we lucked out. We lucked out because they said 10 inches, and I don't think there's any 10 inches down here,” Webb stated. “We lucked out. Thank you Jesus."
Webb said she could handle this snowfall. All she had to do was remind herself that in a week or so she was heading on vacation to a warm southern state.
For many in the mid-state, the storm didn't measure up to its potential.
But for others, mainly those in southern counties like Franklin, Adams and parts of York, it was a snowy way to wrap up what has mostly been a snow-free winter.