THE DREADED polar vortex hit Philadelphia again yesterday morning - earlier than expected - and resulted in school closures today, massive flight cancellations and a snow emergency that's in effect until noon.
All Philadelphia district and Archdiocesan schools are closed today. Early-childhood and after-school programs run by the district also will be shuttered.
For more information on school closures, call the district's information hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636) or log on to philasd.org.
Mayor Nutter declared a snow emergency yesterday, meaning that all parked cars in the city must be moved off snow-emergency routes for plowing. Snow-emergency information and a map of emergency routes can be found at philadelphiastreets.com, under "transportation" on the main site menu.