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Snow, Freezing Rain Slow Commute Across Tri-State

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Overnight snow followed by freezing rain is making streets and sidewalks treacherous across the Tri-State region.

Commuters heading out early found their cars and driveways covered in a coating of ice. In Center City, the roads and sidewalks were a slushy mix. Residents of the Lehigh Valley and Poconos awoke to snow, and in southern New Jersey, where temperatures are above freezing, mostly rain fell.

Many schools have either closed, or are operating on a two hour delay. For a complete list of School Closings and Delayed openings, click here.

PennDOT and NJ Department of Transportation has plows and salt spreaders on the highways and recommend drivers to reduce speed and stay at least six car lengths behind those trucks. Speed restrictions were also posted along parts of the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Travelers are advised to check with their airlines for delays before heading out the door.

All drivers are urged to use caution.

SEPTA regional rails suffered few setbacks during the wintery weather this morning.

Most lines had only minor delays — except  for the Lansdale-Doylestown and Paoli-Thorndale lines.  One woman said she was stuck on a platform for almost an hour waiting for her train.

While the riders of the former-R5 trains were upset about their service, John was boarding an on-time train to Conshocken.  He says no surprise it was on time:

“Actually, no.  When it snowed the other day there were no delays that day either, so they’ve been pretty good with that lately.”

One thing everyone agreed on: the parking lots, platforms, and steps were pretty slippery with the icy mix this morning.


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Reported by Dray Clark, CBS 3; Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio

  • kris

    just me… lord we agree with you.. people in syracuse, buffalo, chi-town. and detroit etc etc.. are all laughing at these philly fools who are beyond pathetic.. well it’s philly enough said….

  • Bill Andrews

    Just me:Just shut up!

  • just me

    I am…can’t take the illiteracy here. It’s sad when even West Virginia puts this place down.

  • Just me

    I am….can’t deal with the illiteracy here, it’s sad when people from West Virginia puts this place down

  • VietVet

    Panic – direct result of WUSSIFICATION! The only cure is to keep an eye on your french fries.

  • Just Me

    You people crack me up!!! I have never seen a place that panicks about an inch of snow or a “touch” of freezing rain ANYWHERE else in my life. Everything from a few flakes to rainshowers and it is..”EYE ON THE STORM or “Breaking News”haha They show how “bad”it is and people are riding bicycles in the background??? If you wamt to see winter, go to 18inches of snow in 5hrs and school and businesses are open…if you cant get to work, they will find somebody who can! No wonder why people here can’t speak English, read or write…schools are always closed. Kathy Orr and Jeff Glore should be embarressed to even report this, you are from there too!!!

    • just me too

      Then why don’t u go back to Syracuse?

    • Aristotle

      To Just Me:

      What are you doing in the Philadelphia area if you hate it here so much?? Go back to “perfect” Syracuse where no one cares about the weather and everyone drives to the unemployment line in on thick ice.

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