Philly’s first snow: Camel roams highway, winter widens Gritty’s eyes
In Montgomery County, the wintry mess caused more than 250 accidents, 350 disabled vehicles, and one stranded camel.
Oh, the weather outside was frightful, and so were the roads as the first snow of the season settled in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
In Montgomery County, the wintry mess caused more than 250 accidents, 350 disabled vehicles, and one stranded camel. Yes, a camel. One hump, no parka.
The dromedary and its driver appeared stalled in the post-hump day flurry on the side of Route 309 north near the Route 113 exit ramp in Souderton, NBC10 reported.
The Jewish Federation of Philadelphia later tweeted that Einstein the camel was en route to an event at the Kimmel Center when his ride became stuck in the snow. He has returned safely to the Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, the federation said.
In Philadelphia, a different beast was spotted having a much better time in the outdoors.
Wild-eyed orange terror Gritty emerged from the Wells Fargo Center to experience his first flakes, jumping for joy, tracing hearts in the parking lot snow, and celebrating the "Zamboni dust."
"I LOVE IT," he captioned a video of him catching falling flakes in his mouth.
We just hope he doesn't try to eat the yellow snow.