Philadelphia ready for second snow event

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 A city truck plows snow from the street during a winter storm in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A city truck plows snow from the street during a winter storm in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A second round of snow is coming to the Philadelphia region — and Philadelphia officials say they are prepared for the encore.

City workers were on the job Sunday to keep the city streets as clear as possible, bringing in operators for more than 100 pieces of snow removal equipment at the height of the storm, said Mayor Michael Nutter.

“We used 7,500 tons of salt,” said Nutter, added that the city has plenty more in supply.

Now, with another round of the white stuff on the way, the mayor said Philadelphia crews are rested and ready to fight the worst.

“We’ll supplement our forces with contractors who work with the city so that problem area — especially with the high hills in the Northwest section of the city, which were colder than down in South Philadelphia — can get addressed early,” he said. “We’re prepared to plow if we get more than 2 inches of fresh snow.”

The mayor says the refreezing process could be a problem depending on how far the temperature drops.

City regulations mandate home and business owners to clear a 3-foot-wide walkway within six hours of any winter weather event.

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