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Bitter Cold Weather Can Cause Pipes To Freeze And Burst

Plumbers were on the scene at a home in Bensalem Wednesday. There the brutal cold caused the pipes to freeze. Company officials say it’s one of the busiest winters in recent memory.


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Community Cancellations For Thursday, Jan 23rd

Check here to see if your event has been cancelled due to the extreme cold.


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Community Cancellations For Wednesday, Jan 22nd

Check here to see if your event has been canceled due to Tuesday’s snowstorm.


(Maoyr Nutter, surrounded by city officials and a sign language interpreter, describes the city's efforts to overcome the latest blizzard.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says City Will Climb Out From Under Snow, Albeit Methodically

Mayor Nutter said the city’s snow emergency will be lifted as of 6pm Wednesday, and that the nonessential portions of city government that are closed today will be open tomorrow.


(Samuel Snyderman, the third generation of a family that runs an auto repair and filling station at 2nd and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Expert’s Advice: Make Sure Your Car Can Handle Ultra-Cold Weather

Samuel Snyderman, of Snyderman’s Gulf, at Second and Vine Streets in Old City, says these very low temperatures can be really hard on car batteries and other components.


(Blanche Wills, of Honduras, found a coffee shop to help her deal with the unfamiliar weather.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Snow, Then Bitter Cold, Makes Even Walking Around Town Dicey

Blanche Wills, a native of Honduras (where the temperature never dips below 60), appreciated her cup of tea at Starbucks.


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Snow Ends, Biting Cold Remains

There is another chance for snow on Thursday as our next system approaches from the Great Lakes.


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Health: Snowy Conditions May Increase Risk For Heart Attacks

Our newest blast of snow and then arctic cold are expected to increase heart attacks. Being outside can be dangerous.


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Weather Blog: Snow And Bitter Cold To Return Tuesday

A Winter Storm Warning take effect Tuesday morning and last until Tuesday night.


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Community Cancellations For Tuesday, Jan 21st

Check here to see if your event has been canceled due to Tuesday’s snowstorm.


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Penndot Plowing Through Its Snow Removal Budget With Lots of Winter Left

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it has already spent half its winter weather budget, but promises it will be business-as-usual no matter what the rest of the season brings.


(Yaktrax, left, and Microspikes, right.  Both products clip onto shoes to provide additional traction on ice.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

In Ice-Encrusted January, Help For City Pedestrians

One local store that sells products to help pedestrians navigate icy sidewalks has had to replenish its stock.


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Cold and Snow Slow Down Trash Collections in Philadelphia

Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.


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Weather Blog: Thawing Out

After two days of bone chilling cold, record low temperatures, and bitter wind chills, some of the Delaware Valley will finally climb above the freezing point on Thursday as the Polar Vortex retreats to the north.


(An Acela train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Amtrak Resuming Full Service Following Two-Day Cold Snap

Passengers who bought a ticket but chose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.





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