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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


(At Bethune Elementary School, in North Philadelphia, principal Ary Sloane-Pugh inspects the location where a pipe burst.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Could Frigid Philadelphia Forecast Close Schools on Tuesday? Stay Tuned…

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.


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Roller-Coaster Weather Plunge Ahead: From Upper 50s to Single Digits in 24 Hours

Commuters will have to brace for a taste of the Arctic freeze now gripping the midwest.


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Water Main Break Leaves Dozens Without Water In Northeast Philadelphia

Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working Sunday to repair a 6-inch water main in Frankford.





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