Preparing for Winter’s worst

    Remember Snowmageddon this past winter? Want some of it now? City officials have already begun planning for round two.

    Remember Snowmageddon this past winter? Want some of it now? City officials have already begun planning for round two.

    Everyone from the Streets department to the Philadelphia Police gathered to talk about what worked during the winter and how it can be improved when snow falls again this year. Rina Cutler is the Deputy Mayor who oversees snow removal. She says communication is key to giving people advance warning of what will happen when it snows.

    “For what streets we are truly gonna never be able to get to, and at what point and what snowfall level we will be dealing with other small residential streets. I think we are pretty good with the snow emergency routes and the routes SEPTA needs to run the buses. We really need to focus on how we clear the residentials I think a little better.”

    Managing Director Richard Negrin says he worries how the disabled can get to the hospital when it snows. He thanked city workers who put in long hours clearing the streets during the unusually snowy winter.

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