Big Dig Continues
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Public and Archdiocesan schools are closed again Friday as the city continues to recover from the massive snow storm.
The snow emergency in Philadelphia was lifted at 7p.m. on Thursday, but Parking Authority lots in Center City will continue to offer $5 flat rate parking through the weekend.
The following SEPTA bus routes are not running due to snow covered streets:
Routes 2,3, 5, 8, 12, 17, 24, 29, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 47, 47m, 53, 57, 62, 67,68, 77,80, 89, 304, H, XH, J, L.
Several others were running with detours. The subways and regional rails were running on or close to schedule. For more details, visit www.septa.org.
At Philadelphia International Airport, expect some delays and cancellations. A spokesperson says to check www.phl.org or call your individual airline for information about your flight.
City officials hope to make more progress Friday in getting streets back to black top, and they’re also asking residents to do their part.
Mayor Michael Nutter says the city decided not to enforce the ordinance requiring sidewalks be shoveled within six hours of a snowstorm.
“Given the nature of the storm and some of the challenges people were finding, and also our ability to get out to do many of the things that we wanted to do.”
However, the mayor says the city may begin enforcement Friday.
“Quite honestly, folks have had a full day to deal with this particular issue.”
Mayor Nutter says the city won’t enforce the state law prohibiting saving parking spaces, though he asked that courtesy and common sense rule the day. He also asked folks to check in on elderly neighbors and relatives and advises that trash collection will be moved back one day the rest of this week.
Reported by Pat Loeb and Al Novack, KYW Newsradio