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Philadelphia Still Under Snow Emergency

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –The snow emergency is not over yet in Philadelphia.

Mayor Michael Nutter says Philadelphia city offices will be closed again to non-essential employees tomorrow due to the nor’easter.

The mayor says he is worried that people still don’t understand the gravity of the situation.

“The city is still under a snow emergency. We’re still operating under the snow emergency that was declared at 8:00 o’clock p.m. last night, and we expect to be  under snow emergency until sometime tomorrow. Do not park your car on a snow emergency route. It will be ticketed, more likely it will be towed, and some instances, we will just impound those vehicles,” he said.

Snow Emergency information and a map of Snow Emergency routes can be found at here.

“Please, if you don’t need to be out on the roadway, if you don’t need to be out walking, if you really don’t need to be out in your vehicle, please stay home,” the mayor said.

A second wave of snowfall will add to the challenge of clearing sidewalks within six hours of the storm’s end. And then in the neighborhoods:

‘That operation usually takes two to three days for us to get to all the residential streets in Philadelphia, but we will get to your street,” Philadelphia Streets Commissioner David Perri said.

All Philadelphia public and archdiocese schools will also be closed again tomorrow (See Related Story).

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