The wintry weather also caused a traffic nightmare in Pennsylvania, with numerous vehicles stuck for several hours from the Lehigh Valley to the New Jersey state line.
He was on his way to the group’s event at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center when the vehicle he was traveling in got stuck.
Student Breanna Dannestoy told NBC New York she and other West Orange students were taken to a diner before heading back to school.
Motorists traveling about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Philadelphia started tweeting about the camel and posted video on social media.
In West Orange, New Jersey, more than a hundred students stayed late into the night -- and some until morning -- at a middle school after buses became stranded for hours and turned back.
Among the odd sights in the storm, which dumped as much as 17 inches (43 centimeters) in some areas of upstate New York, was a camel named Einstein.
As our longtime colleague Laurie Mason Schroeder of The Morning Call reports, the rogue dromedary was spotted near a pulled-over car on northbound PA.
Here’s an appropriately snowy #Harrisburg Instagram of the Day: The trash-talking has already started in the Democratic primary race for Philly mayor, WHYY-FM reports.
The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.
This camel stranded by snow on a Montco highway was apparently headed to the Kimmel Center for a special event
Democrats' draft rules would restore some ‘regular order’ to the U.S. House, Roll Call reports.
Jewish Philly later tweeted Einstein’s handler decided it was best for the camel to head home after his snow adventures, so he returned to Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo.
We’re going to end the week on a quirky note: With a camel, yes, an actual camel, who was stranded along Route 309 in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday, even as motorists battled the snow.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he understands why people are frustrated that city officials were caught off guard by a snowstorm that stranded some New Yorkers in their cars for hours.
The winner of PA-7 in the Lehigh Valley has also won the race for the soon-to-vanish 15th District, PoliticsPA reports.
An organization called Jewish Philly says it was their camel named Einstein.