PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Heavy snowfall is causing major delays and disruptions around the region.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, Northeast Extension, Garden State Parkway and most other major roadways are all operating under speed restrictions of 45 miles per hour. The Delaware Memorial Bridge is operating on a 25 mile per hour speed limit as of 10:50 a.m.
In Springfield, Montgomery County, Stenton Avenue was partially blocked due to an accident between Northwestern Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue. A multi-vehicle accident on Philadelphia’s Roosevelt Boulevard near the Route 73/Cottman Avenue Accident closed one lane around 11 a.m. for about half an hour while police investigated.
A tree has reportedly fallen near 6300 Rhawn Street in Philadelphia’s Northeast section. There is no word of any injuries there.
The Philadelphia Streets Department says that rear trash pickup service has been suspended for the week of Feb. 3rd. Residents are asked to put their garbage out curbside on the regularly scheduled day, but to have patience as crews navigate the streets.
Numerous townships — including Lower Moreland, Tullytown, Penndel and Trumbauersville — have declared snow emergencies.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia International Airport says delays are now averaging about two hours due to the weather. Earlier on Monday, the delays were over four hours on average. Travelers are urged to check with their airline or call 1-800-PHL-GATE for updates.
SEPTA also announced that many bus routes are suspended indefinitely, including the 33, 35, H & XH. All other bus routes are operating, however, some detours continue due to icy road conditions. All other SEPTA services are operating on or close to schedule. SEPTA expects to continue with a normal weekday schedule for the start of service on Tuesday morning. Customers should visit www.septa.org for more details.