Harrisburg (Dauphin County) -—It was a winter wonderland Saturday across the city of Harrisburg.
Harrisburg resident, Betty Williams was one of dozens of people out shoveling Saturday afternoon, “A lot of snow is fun,” she said.
And there was plenty of it to go around – Saturday’s winter dumped inches of the white stuff across the Capital City.
“It’s beautiful, “said Williams. Although the she added, “I wish it wasn’t quite so heavy.”
The wet and heavy snow came down fast and sometimes relentless.
I shoveled this all over here – and see it’s like it wasn’t shoveled,” said James Strickland also of Harrisburg.
As old man winter blasted Central Pennsylvania, it was starting to leave a path of destruction behind.
Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson said, “Are biggest concern is the wet snow lying on the trees.”
Across the city, the weight of the snow did knock down several branches and trees causing widespread power outages.
Thomson said numerous calls of trees down were reported, “It’s not isolated.”
By Saturday afternoon, over three thousand Harrisburg residents were without power said Thompson.
Williams and Strickland both lost power during the height of the storm, “It’s boring!,” said Williams. Meanwhile, James Strickland was trying to make the best of it, “We pull everything out – bundle up until the power comes back on.”