More snow than predicted hitting Philadelphia area

The city of Philadelphia is battling another round of winter weather. 

Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson says crews will work day and night until the snow is plowed and the streets are treated.

“With full operation 450 vehicles and 700 personnel who will be salting and plowing all of our primary, secondary and tertiary routes,” said Tolson.

Since garbage trucks are used to plow, Thursday’s and Friday’s trash collections will be pushed back by one day.  Mayor Michael Nutter is advising residents to do their part.

“Don’t forget within six hours of this event ending we are asking citizens please provide a decent walking path so people can walk on the sidewalk not on the street,” said Nutter.  “Please don’t throw your snow back in the street that just undermines our efforts and it just freezes causing all kinds of problems.”

The mayor is also asking people to check in on the sick and elderly.

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