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Road Crews Work To Prevent Refreezing, Urge Residents To Shovel

Temperatures were up Sunday but were expected to slide back down at night. That had road crews working to prevent a big refreeze and officials in Philadelphia asking residents to do their part.

02/22/2015

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Philadelphia’s Streets Department Preparing For Not 1, But 2 Storms

It looks as if we’ll be getting a one-two punch from Mother Nature in the next two days, and crews are gearing up to keep the streets and highways clear.

01/25/2015

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Philly Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia’s Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program kicked off today and will run through Saturday, January 17. The 26-year old program was developed by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division to provide citizens with […]

01/05/2015

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Philadelphia Offering Dozens of Locations For Christmas Tree Recycling

Trees that are recycled are used as compost at city parks and landscapes.

12/29/2014

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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

(A car makes its way along Martin Luther King Drive on November 7th, 2014.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drivers Urged To Plan Routes Around Weekend-Long Closure of MLK Drive

The temporary closure is designed to allow city Streets Department crews to safely make repairs to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, and walls along MLK Drive.

11/07/2014

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Philadelphia Using Millions in Red-Light Camera Fines For Traffic Improvements

The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.

10/24/2014

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Philadelphia’s Streets Department Increasing Effort To Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping around public litter baskets is becoming a big problem in Philadelphia and the streets department is stepping up its efforts to stop it.

08/29/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By City Of Philadelphia Vehicle On I-76

Police say a man was struck and killed by a Philadelphia Streets Department vehicle along the Schuylkill Expressway while trying to help his girlfriend.

04/13/2014

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Philadelphia Hoping To Make Quick Work of Latest Snowstorm

The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.

03/03/2014

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City Asks Philadelphia Residents To Briefly Postpone Sidewalk Shoveling

With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?

02/13/2014

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Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

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Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

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Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”

02/06/2014

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

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