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Monday, January 26, 2015
Barbara Scott/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Fun with snowshoes.

Readers submitted their photos from Saturday's storm. You can submit yoursat www.tnonline.com/contact/photos and be entered in our drawing for tickets to thisweekend's Grateful Dead tribute at Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Lehighton school board meeting scheduled for Monday night is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Got snow? Take a photo and submit it for our online snow gallery. Just upload your photos at http://www.tnonline.com/contact/photos.

Anyone who submits a photo before noon Thursday will be entered in our contest for tickets to the Dead On Live show Saturday at the Mauch Chuck Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Dead On Live pays tribute to this milestone by presenting the music of the Grateful Dead.

We have two pairs of tickets to give away in a drawing.

We'll also give away a few Times News tote bags.

So, get your camera and get out there.

Monday, January 26, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

A-Treat, manufacturer of sarsaparilla, white birch, Big Blue (blue raspberry) and cream sodas, has closed down.

The company had a Technicolor of bottles on store shelves. In all, the firm manufactured 16 flavors.

On Friday, the firm, headquartered in Allentown, shut its doors unexpectedly.

Local retailers said the closing came without warning.

Employees were notified at work on Friday about the immediate closing. Store owners said this morning they still haven't been notified.

Monday, January 26, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS  Second Street in Lehighton was snow covered Monday morning.

The fluffy, wet, white-powdery stuff can be a real handful to shovel, not to mention the stress it causes for those behind the wheel.

The cycle of winter weather got its start on Friday night and early Saturday when about 4 inches of snow fell.

While no serious travel problems were reported, a lot of residents were howling about local parking rules and regulations.

In Lehighton, numerous people complained about new parking rules in effect but no curb-to-curb plowing occurring during the weekend.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Rush-Ryan Township Senior Citizens meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

Monday, January 26, 2015

By Anthony Salamone, Dan Sheehan and Jacqueline Palochko
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

Goodbye, A-Treat. Birthday parties and barbecues, field trips and family picnics won't be the same without you.
Those are the events where generations of Lehigh Valley residents learned to love the many varieties of soda produced in A-Treat's east Allentown factory: the cola and cream soda, the birch beer and ginger ale, the grapefruit and black cherry and sarsaparilla and Big Blue -- the blue raspberry variety that was colored like nothing in nature but was catnip to sweet-toothed kids.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The following schools are closed today:
Carbon County Career and Technical Institute
Jim Thorpe
Lehighton
Marian Catholic
Northern Lehigh
Northwestern Lehigh
Pleasant Valley
Palmerton
Panther Valley
Tamaqua

The latest prediction is 6-10 inches of snow.
Here's the forecast:
Today: Snow. High near 25. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Monday, January 26, 2015

As people stock up on bread, milk and snow shovels ahead of the projected winter storm tonight and tomorrow, the state Department of Transportation, PPL Electric, and local hospitals are getting ready, too.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If you haven't stocked up on rock salt or purchased a snow removal device yet, you may want to think about it.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

NWS officials are calling it “one of the largest snow storms of the winter,” while predicting up to 16 inches of accumulation over the area.

Similarly, AccuWeather forecasters said snow in the Lehighton area could range from 8-12 inches.