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    Phila. Mayor asks citizens to help city dig out

    As the Philadelphia region digs out of this second round of snow, city officials are asking residents for some help.
    In order to create a speedy removal process, the city is asking residents to be mindful of clean up crews by parking 20 feet away from street corners, clear snow from neighborhood sewer drains to allow melting snow to drain and avoid shoveling snow onto previously plowed streets.

    As the Philadelphia region digs out of this second round of snow, city officials are asking residents for some help.

    In order to create a speedy removal process, the city is asking residents to be mindful of clean up crews by parking 20 feet away from street corners, clear snow from neighborhood sewer drains to allow melting snow to drain and avoid shoveling snow onto previously plowed streets.

    Doug Oliver is a spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. He says nothing is more powerful than the cooperation of neighborhoods.

    Oliver: It’s challenging to not even allow time for the snow that we’ve already dealt with to melt before having to deal with another storm, but again our job is to make sure we deal with it and make sure we get it dealt with as quickly as possible.

    The Philadelphia Fire Department is also asking residents to help dig out fire hydrants if they become blanketed by the storm.

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