Snow emergency still in effect in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Snow Emergency remains in place as city crews are trying to clear the streets. 

Mayor Michael Nutter says the snow was much more than even forecasters expected and crews are working to clear the streets of snow.

“You just have to marvel at the incredible work that our folks have done overnight with a storm that was double the estimates that we received or any of you in the news media, it’s a lot of snow it came down furiously and we were also impacted by any number of vehicles that were either stuck or abandoned,” said Nutter.

Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson says people need to be careful.  “We ask all pedestrians and motorists to be careful that it is very very slick one on our sidewalks because they are not shoveled as yet and two on the roadways, and many pedestrians are in the roadway because of the conditions on the sidewalk,” she said.

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The city is expected to issue tickets to home and business owners who have not cleared a three foot wide path on the sidewalk.  Officials say enforcement is vital to make sure pedestrians don’t have to walk in the street.

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