City Lifts Snow Emergency Declaration
As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today.
This means that parking is again allowed on snow emergency routes. The Philadelphia Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking violations beginning at 4 p.m. The discounted parking rates at PPA Center City garages will continue until 4 p.m. Anyone entering the garage after 4 p.m. will pay normal rates.
The Streets Department – working in conjunction with Parks & Recreation, Public Property, Water Department, L & I and CLIP — began its storm response at midnight with 450 vehicles in operation. The first four hours of work involved salting. At 4 a.m., when accumulations were sufficient, crews began plowing. Crews continue their work and are expected to keep at it until well into the evening. 3-1-1 requests for salting and plowing will not be taken until Thursday.
Travelers are advised to continue to use caution, particularly heading into the afternoon rush hour, when refreezing of roadways is possible.
All trash and recycling collections will resume on Wednesday. As announced earlier, trash and recycling was suspended today. Residents in neighborhoods that normally have collections on Tuesdays are asked to hold their trash until the following week. But again, collections will resume Wednesday.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center will deactivate at 1 p.m.
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