Kenney says Philly plows sidetracked to get schools open

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 Earp Street remains unplowed as of Monday morning in South Philly. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Earp Street remains unplowed as of Monday morning in South Philly. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The city of Philadelphia hit a little snag in its snow removal plans.  

The city will not clear every through street by Wednesday night as promised.

Mayor Jim Kenney says much of the remaining work will be carting away snow from smaller streets because simply plowing won’t work.

“A couple council people said it was the best snow removal they have seen since they’ve been in office and hopefully we won’t get banged with another two foot snowstorm,” the new mayor said.

Kenney says every through street won’t be clear by the city’s self-imposed deadline because crews were sidetracked by a special request.

“We had a little bit of a delay because the school district asked us to come and help out to get the schools open,” he said.

The cost of cleaning up from this giant storm hasn’t been calculated, but Kenney says it has to be done so the cost really doesn’t matter.

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