They’re doing this because PJM is reporting a winter record for usage. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the demand was 141,500 megawatts, breaking the record of 136,700 set in 2007. The difference, Dotter explains, is enough to power a medium sized city.
The Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland Interconnection (known as “PJM”) is asking for cutbacks on your electricity usage between 3pm and 7pm today.
A physician at one emergency facility in West Philadelphia says it’s not just an increase in slips and falls: the homeless and indigent make more use of ERs, too.
At Bethune Elementary School, principal Ary Sloane-Pugh arrived to find half of her building with no heat because of a burst pipe.
One of the worst sounds on a workday is that slow cranking when the car won’t start.
At 4 a.m., it was six degrees, but with the wind chill, the temperature felt like negative fourteen.
Today’s bitterly cold temperatures have parents and school officials preparing options for getting kids to school safely.
As a polar vortex blankets the Delaware Valley in a deep freeze, record low temperatures are having a major effect on transportation, this morning.
Check here to see if your event has been canceled due to the extreme cold.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, roadside battery assistance calls in the five county Philadelphia area were up 145% this past Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 when compared to 2013’s Saturday, Jan. 5.
In the Centennial School District, in Bucks County, spokeswoman Andrea Didio says mechanics will be coming in a little earlier.
School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says with morning temperatures forecast to be in the single digits, administrators are deciding whether school should be open on Tuesday.
Commuters will have to brace for a taste of the Arctic freeze now gripping the midwest.
Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working Sunday to repair a 6-inch water main in Frankford.
The Philadelphia Zoo is open this weekend — despite the region’s deep freeze — and there are a lot of hands on deck to ensure safety for the animals, staff and visitors.