Snowstorm Stella attacks Pottsville streets (photo essay)

Winter Storm Stella dropped 20 inches of snow on Pottsville March 14. Dr. Jeffrey Zwiebel, superintendent, closed school Tuesday through Friday, giving students a six-day-weekend. These photos showcase the areas hit with snow during the week.

VIEW – A bird’s eye view of the 20 inches of snow Winter Storm Stella dropped on Pottsville. Many people spent their day off cleaning up the mess the storm left, playing in the snow or just relaxing at home.


VOYAGE – Senior Abbey Kostyal’s dog, Bear, voyages out into the aftermath of the snowstorm early Wednesday morning.
LOOK – On this bitter snowy day, junior Liz Garraway’s cat, Chessie, looks at the snow falling from the trees.
SMILE – Standing in the middle of a Market Street intersection that is normally dangerous due to quickly-moving traffic, sixth grader Gwen Biddle (left) and seventh grader Vanessa Biddle (right) pose, not worried at all about the possibility of traffic.
SIT  Senior Samantha Disabella’s back porch sits covered in snow. Snowstorm Stella left Pottsville and Schuylkill County stuck for a week in the snow.
COVER – Snow covers the land surrounding houses in Forest Hills. Many neighbors were out shoveling their driveways and sidewalks earlier in the day.