Region digs out; storm shatters snow record

    Mayor Michael Nutter has asked Philadelphians to think of today as a day of transition back into the normal work routine.

    The Philadelphia region will continue to dig out of yesterday’s monstrous snowfall today. Mayor Michael Nutter has asked Philadelphians to think of today as a day of transition back into the normal work routine.

    With more than 14 inches of snow recorded last night at Philadelphia International Airport, Mayor Nutter has again closed non-essential city offices and services.

    Those who absolutely have to get into the city can now drive on the Schuylkill and Vine Street Expressways. Those roads, shut down as of 2:00 yesterday afternoon, reopened at 5 this morning.

    Once again, Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools are closed today. Most private and parochial schools in the region are also closed, though some are currently scheduled to open later in the day.

    As of last night, more than 100,000 PECO customers were without electricity, though that number was expected to rise as the heavily packed snow snaps tree limbs onto more power lines.

    SEPTA trains are still running, though they’re up to half an hour late. There are now several bus routes running detours in the city, after all buses were sidelined late yesterday afternoon.

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    SEPTA Travel Detours and Alert
    New Jersey Transit Advisories
    Philadelphia Airport
    Pennsylvania Traffic Cams and Road Conditions
    School Closings

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