Frozen Philly

A fresh coat of snow covers the ground outside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. Extremely cold temperatures are expected Friday.

Winter wreck, 2001

Philadelphia Fire Department medics and firefighters transport an injured person they rescued from an overturned van in Fairmount Park during a snowstorm in 2001. Weather can cause accidents and challenge first responders but it makes work very difficult for news photographers too.

First snow in Philly

I took a walk with my camera late this morning to catch the first snowflakes of the season as they fell around the Washington West section of Center City Philadelphia.

Snow covers cars on Spruce Street.

A man shields himself from blowing snow on Washington Square.

A carriage passes along Washington Square.

Snow covers a statues of George Washington.

Large flakes fall on Spruce Street.

Snow squall on Broad Street, 2001

A rush-hour snow squall blasts pedestrians on South Broad Street near Philadelphia City Hall in February, 2001. When foul weather was approaching, I would often duck into one of the city hall portals to take pictures of the surrounding area with a 500mm lens. This was my last winter before switching from film to digital cameras.

Blizzard of 1996

Philadelphia Police officers push a patrol car along 21st Street near the Ben Franklin Parkway after the Blizzard of 1996 dropped more than 30 inches of snow on the city in about 24 hours, setting records that still stand today. I managed to drive my car from home in East Falls to a Center City…

Smoke and snow, 2003

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a row house fire on 13th Street near Carpenter Street in the Hawthorne section of South Philadlephia on the morning after a snow storm in 2003. I was out working on storm coverage when the fire broke out nearby. Date: 2/17/03, Time: 10:45:37 AM, Shutter: 1/1000, F: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens:…