Philadelphia Public, Archdiocesan Schools Closed

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed Friday, January 28th because many Philadelphia streets remain impassable. Still, the city is giving itself high marks for fighting the snow.

“We want to thank all of our public employees and the public as well for a spectacular job,” said Mayor Nutter

Nutter says, of some 2,500 miles of streets in the city, all but 100 miles have been plowed or treated. The fact that many streets remain snow-covered and dangerous to drive on, he says, is because of a phenomenon called hard-pack, where partly thawed snow refreezes and then sticks to asphalt.

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Mayor Nutter says residents have been understanding and he’s asking that they continue to co-operate by shoveling walks and checking in on elderly relatives or neighbors.

Natasha Brown reports…

The parking authority will extend $5 a day parking at its garages through the weekend.

Reported By Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. NS says:

    Way too many unnecessary snow days. Whatever happened to teaching children about resiliency and fortitude to deal with adversity? No wonder students today are nothing but a bunch of spoiled, self-absorbed whiners who can’t function in the real world.

  2. Karl Miller says:

    You guys are the bomb at announcing school closings, early dismissal, and delays. Love you guys.

  3. Denileia Miller says:

    I love you guys at KYW newsradio. I listen to you all the time on the radio to hear the school closings, early dismissal, and delays.

  4. lee says:

    Is there trash collection tommorrow?

  5. Stephanie Guaraldo Primerano says:

    can u email me when there is any delays or school closeings for cathlic school in south philly thanks..

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