Things are slowly getting back to normal in Philadelphia

    Things may be slowly getting back to normal in Philadelphia, as Mayor Nutter announced the city would lift its emergency declaration at noon today.

    Mayor Nutter spoke with reporters at 10 a.m. to provide an update on the city’s status after Hurricane Irene moved through the area last night and into this morning.

    The Mayor says much of the damage includes flooded roadways and down trees and power lines.  Hundreds of PECO workers are now on scene in several areas of the city to restore power.

    Some SEPTA services are available this morning, including the Market/Frankford L and the Broad Street line.

    The Mayor says regional rail service is not available.

    Officials at the Philadelphia International Airport are expected to begin to schedule flights at 4 p.m. today.

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