By Diana Rocco

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The cleanup is underway Friday night from another round of winter.

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Crews rush to clear all the heavy, wet slush and snow from roads, sidewalks and parking lots before temperatures start to tumble, causing it to freeze overnight. From the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Kelly Drive, the pavement can be deceiving once water starts to freeze, making roads and surfaces slick.

(Rocco:) “Are you ready for Spring?”

“Yes, very much so. I have been since about January,” said Jillian Savone.

“Yes, I’ve been ready. I was ready yesterday.”

At rush hour, drivers had a messy and long commute home. The Schuylkill Expressway was break lights for miles heading in and out of the city with disabled vehicles and accidents causing delays. Visibility was low and driving was difficult for most of the day.

“A little slushy but not bad. Wet,” said a driver.

On the Parkway cleanup lasted well into the night. Slushy streets and sidewalks still didn’t keep everyone home. Bob Crawl was out shopping with his wife.

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“I think this is going to be our last one and I am ready for the Spring.”

In Bala Cynwyd many decided to venture out despite the cold, wet weather which has everyone hoping for brighter, warmer days.

“Spring didn’t start until six o’clock this evening so I guess it will be good now,” said a shopper.

A reminder to watch out for black ice and use caution while driving overnight.

Now that Spring has been here for several hours, many are hoping it will start to feel like it very soon.

 

 

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