Although most of it has been little more than decorative, up to 1.5 inches of snow has been reported in the region, the fallout from the erstwhile nor'easter still spinning over New England.

Temperatures have remained above freezing throughout most of the region, and the snow has landed as white rain on paved surfaces; however, some roads evidently have been coated with ice.

Snow showers arced through the region during Thursday morning, and some folks awoke to a dusting on lawns, cars, and mailboxes. Some heavier showers moved through later in the morning into the early afternoon.

'Tis the season.

Icy road conditions prompted officials to open some schools two hours late, including the Quakertown and Pennridge School Districts, and slippery roadways are being blamed for a number of accidents around the region, particularly in areas north and west of the city.

A Cheltenham Township police officer at one accident scene was injured when another car slipped on ice and struck him. He was reported in stable condition at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Because of low cloud cover, some flights to Philadelphia International Airport were delayed.

Snow totals ranged from a trace at the airport, to 0.3 in Atlantic City, to 1.3 in Graterford, Montgomery County, the weather service reported.

A few more showers are possible in the afternoon, particularly south of the city, but no new snow is the forecasts until after Christmas, at the earliest.