The School District of Philadelphia confirms that public schools will open tomorrow "as normal."   That means there are going to be a lot of kidsicles walking to school and waiting for buses during temperatures that will get no higher than the low twenties with a wind chill even lower.

Philadelphia's snow emergency is over as of 6 pm today. 

The city of Philadelphia will be open for business tomorrow.  All city personnel should report to work at their normal time. 

The snow removal will continue through Saturday hampered by the frigid temperatures. The Mayor has been asking folks to stay off the roads as much as possible as the Streets Department works to clear the roads.  He's also asking folks to clear fire hydrants and water drains and not throw snow onto the street.

Trash collection will resume tomorrow.  It's a day off because of the holiday so keep that in mind.  Equipment used to collect trash has been used for snow removal.

Due to the extreme cold dangerous road conditions continue so   use caution.  Leave six car lengths between you and snow plowing equipment. Most of all Mayor Nutter is asking for patience as we start to dig out from under Winter Storm Janus.



Additional info:

If you parked your car on a snow emergency route and it was towed you can find out where it is by calling 215-686-SNOW.  Property owners have until six hours after the snow fall ends to clear a path of at least three feet on sidewalks.

If a street needs plowing or salting call 311.

SEPTA - All Regional Rail lines are scheduled to operate but there will be likely detours and delays on bus routes.  To find out more call 215-580-7800 or go to

Paratransit will be running but to check on status or cancel a trip call 215-580-7720.

Airport - flights have been cancelled at Philadelphia International Airport.  To find out the status of a flight call 800-PHL-GATE or go to

If you've got cabin fever follow #openinphl to see what's open.


Stay safe and stay warm!

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