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Bone-chilling temperatures, snow persist across Pennsylvania

December 29, 2017

Soledda Hernandez stands on the roof of her car as she brushes off snow in Erie, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Snow continues to fall in Erie and surrounding areas that already have seen a record amount of snow over the past few days, prompting a disaster emergency declaration. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The drawn-out deep freeze is continuing across Pennsylvania, bringing more snow for previously pummeled Erie and possibly postponing Philadelphia’s flamboyant New Year’s Day parade due to bone-chilling temperatures.

A lake-effect snow warning is in place for Erie from Friday morning through early Sunday, bringing with it possibly a foot of snow.

Dave Mulvihill, Erie’s public works director, tells the Erie Times-News that’s “nothing” compared to the more than 5 feet the city had to deal with earlier this week.

The same front will bring snow to a swath of the state from west to east overnight.

In Philadelphia, officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to whether they should hold the annual Mummers Parade. A high of 19 is expected New Year’s Day.

The parade features thousands of performers dressed in colorful costumes adorned with sequins and feathers marching down the city’s main north-south thoroughfare.

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