By Suzanne Monaghan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — During the SEPTA strike, ambulances, fire trucks and police cars need to maneuver through the extra congested city streets.

So far emergency vehicles have been able to get around the city in a timely manner despite the increase in traffic.

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“We’re not seeing an impact on patients being able to get to our facilities to receive care, everything seems to be running accordingly,” said Mark Ross, Regional Manager of Emergency Preparedness for the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. “One of the things that has helped us is in this region we’ve gone through several large events, weather events, we have gone through a SEPTA strike, several years ago, and we have the plans to deal with this.”

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But he reminds motorists that they have to do their part.

“Please pull to the right and let the emergency vehicles get to where they need to get,” Ross said, “whether that be to a patient that needs assistance or delivering them to a hospital.”

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Pulling over to make room for emergency vehicles is the law and violators could be fined.