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Philadelphia Treating City Streets on a Case-by-Case Basis

(An ice-laden tree stands sentinel over a center city street.)

(An ice-laden tree stands sentinel over a center city street.)

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn
Mike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers...
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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City officials say most primary and second streets are passable following this morning’s ice storm, and salting crews were continuing to respond to calls about icy build-up on the tertiary roads.

Streets commissioner David Perri says most of the problems caused by the storm are in the city’s northeast and northwest sections.

“Temperatures have risen above freezing, and we’re only hearing of some lingering icing problems, generally confined to the far northeast and far northwest sections of the city,” Perri said about 9am.

And he said that crews will salt roadways as complaints come in:

“We’re basically taking in complaint calls.  Because it has turned over to rain citywide, there really isn’t any additional buildup of ice on the roadways.”

The streets commissioner also had this bit of advice:

“We’re getting a number of reports of downed tree branches, and some traffic signal outages, so be aware of changing traffic conditions as you travel around the city today.”

You can report issues with city streets to Philly 311 or by calling 311 from within the city.

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