PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The cold means the snow won’t be melting any time soon.
And that could make getting around tomorrow a challenge.
“It has changed over to ice a little bit. But everybody has been up on it. Parking lots aren’t as bad. I figured they would be worse,” private contractor Anthony Cirillo said.
People took their time walking on sidewalks in South Philadelphia Tuesday night. Subcontractor James White spent his night shoveling the snow before it turned to ice.
“Get out and salt now, make sure it’s cleared off. Otherwise, when it melts it will freeze up again,” he said.
For more than 50 years, Eyewitness News is told this South Philadelphia neighborhood has been lighting up their block like this and the frigid temperatures Tuesday night just couldn’t keep one child from peeking her head out of the sunroof to get a good look at the more than 25,000 Christmas lights on display here along the 2700 block of South Smedley Street.
Pete Cerone says nights like this with snow on the ground make the time and money he and his neighbors spent well worth it.
(Quinones:) “The kids got to go out of their minds.”
“Too much. Too much. We put in a lot of work and they’re running all over the place getting crazy, but that’s what it’s for, right?” he said.
To help workers and residents stay safe, the city is urging residents to clear a sidewalk path of at least 3 feet within 6 hours of the end of a storm. (See Related Story).