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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.

01/08/2014

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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.

01/08/2014

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Despite Frigid Temps, Spring Mountain Ski Area Enjoying Robust Business

After two warmer-than-usual winters, Spring Mountain owner Rick Buckman says he’ll take the colder temperatures.

01/08/2014

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Workers Brave The Bone-Chilling Cold

Many of us stay inside in this kind of weather, but those who make their living outdoors have to brave the blast.

01/07/2014

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Regional Power Grid Operator Reports Winter Record For Electric Usage

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.

01/07/2014

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Regional Power Grid Operator Asks Users To Cut Back Electric Usage

The Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland Interconnection (known as “PJM”) is asking for cutbacks on your electricity usage between 3pm and 7pm today.

01/07/2014

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Amid Bitter Cold, Area Emergency Rooms Humming With Activity

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.

01/07/2014

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Classes Canceled But Teachers Press On at North Phila. School With No Heat

At Bethune Elementary School, principal Ary Sloane-Pugh arrived to find half of her building with no heat because of a burst pipe.

01/07/2014

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As Delaware Valley Temperatures Plummet, Calls For Driver Assistance Skyrocket

One of the worst sounds on a workday is that slow cranking when the car won’t start.

01/07/2014

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Commuters Brave The Frigid Weather In Upper Darby

At 4 a.m., it was six degrees, but with the wind chill, the temperature felt like negative fourteen.

01/07/2014

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Parents Make Plans To Get Kids Safely To School On Frigid Morning

Today’s bitterly cold temperatures have parents and school officials preparing options for getting kids to school safely.

01/07/2014

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Cold Wreaks Havoc On Mass Transit

As a polar vortex blankets the Delaware Valley in a deep freeze, record low temperatures are having a major effect on transportation, this morning.

01/07/2014

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Community Cancellations For Tuesday, Jan 7th

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

01/07/2014

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AAA Reports Increase In Battery-related Calls Due To Cold Weather

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.

01/06/2014

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Suburban School Districts Plan Ahead To Deal With Slow-Cranking Weather

In the Centennial School District, in Bucks County, spokeswoman Andrea Didio says mechanics will be coming in a little earlier.

01/06/2014

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