Abandoned cars slow process as Philly digs out

     Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney adr3esses the press at the Office of Emergency Management on Sunday morning (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney adr3esses the press at the Office of Emergency Management on Sunday morning (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

    The big dig out of 2016 is underway in Philadelphia and the city is working hard to have services up and running by tomorrow.

    City officials gathered at the Emergency Operations Center saying with over 22 inches of snow to remove they are doing the best they can. Deputy Managing Director Clarina Tolson says they need help from the public to remove abandoned cars from the streets.”We ask that those who’ve abandoned their cars to dig them out and remove them so streets can be plowed properly,” Tolson said.

    Mayor Jim Kenney gives this advice for people who have been in their homes due to the severe weather.”Wherever you can, walk on the sidewalk and not in the street.”

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