PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Getting to work and school was complicated for many this morning after SEPTA workers went on strike.
Traffic was a nightmare around the city with the morning commute lasting until almost noon.READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Motorists tell Eyewitness News that a normal 20 minute ride took an hour an a half.
“I’m about an hour behind schedule,” one driver said.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Shooting At Philadelphia Police Officers In Mayfair, Police Say
Another man said, “It’s crazy, man. I got to take my mom and sister to work, it’s really inconvenient. I have to go to school.”
The SEPTA strike shut down transit buses, the subway and trolleys, forcing more people to drive to get wherever they are going.
Uber, Lyft and Zipcar have all announced special services and discounts because of the strike.MORE NEWS: New Castle County Man Omar Edwards Accused Of Taking Pictures Of Teenage Girl Inside Walmart
Negotiations resumed Tuesday afternoon between SEPTA and the Transit Workers’ Union.