February 11, 2016 |
Where's the snow? Anyone expecting a winter wonderland when they awoke this morning was disappointed. Most of the Philadelphia region found just a dusting on cars and sidewalks today, but meteorologists said snow showers were expected on and off all day. But into the afternoon, the wait was still on. And the meterologists were still predicting snow. A winter storm warning remains in effect for Delaware, Chester, Adams, York and Lancaster counties, but the rest of the region has been downgraded to a winter weather advisory, in effect until Wednesday morning.
February 6, 2016 |
Last month's blizzard blew through the city's entire annual $5.2 million snow budget - and a few million more, according to city estimates. Philadelphia spent $8.5 million to clean up the 22.5 inches of snow dumped the weekend of Jan. 23, city spokesman Mike Dunn said. The snowstorm was one of Mayor Kenney's first tests. He had been in office less than three weeks when he had to oversee the snow emergency. His administration estimates it spent $1.7 million in employee overtime, $1.4 million on salt, and $5.4 million on contractors.
January 26, 2016 |
SOME PEOPLE depend on the kindness of strangers. In this case, the stranger was Kindness. As cars struggled and swerved, stranded along treacherous Chestnut Hill side streets, Tony Kindness, 40, shoveled the middle of Evergreen Avenue to clear a path for a marooned Jetta. "Normally, they do a pretty good job, but for whatever reason, not today," said Kindness. "Right now, we're just trying to get this Jetta out. " As the piles of snow - nearly two feet or more in many areas - began to thaw Sunday morning, residents such as Kindness emerged to deal with the mess, digging out buried cars and hacking away at frozen sidewalks.
January 24, 2016 |
The region braces for what meteorologists warned could be its first all-out blizzard in at least 20 years, with thunder, lightning, "gravity waves," whiteout conditions, coastal flooding, and one of the biggest snowfalls in 132 years of recordings. Hours before the first flake sightings in Philadelphia, the monstrous nor'easter was taking shape. Airlines canceled more than 6,000 flights, from Charlotte, N.C., to New York City. There will be no flights in or out of Philadelphia, and SEPTA also suspended Saturday service.
January 23, 2016
It has started snowing in the Philadelphia region and already the first major winter storm of the season has had a paralyzing effect. All flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport have been canceled for Saturday and SEPTA will suspend Regional Rail, bus and trolley operations at 4 a.m. NJ Transit is shutting down at 2 a.m. States of emergencies are in effect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and motor vehicles accidents are being...
March 6, 2015 |
Hundreds of Thursday flights were canceled and towns declared emergencies in advance of snowfall likely to be the signature event of a tenacious late-winter spell that has iced the region with record cold and nuisance storms. "It's been horrendous," Steve Lorenz, the Philadelphia Streets Department chief engineer, said Wednesday as he was preparing his crews to do battle yet again, this time with up to eight inches of snow possible by day's end. "In the last month, it feels like it's every other day," he said, adding that winter was making him a stranger in his household.
January 28, 2015 |
Sam Phillips was excited as a schoolgirl with a snow day. In her case, the glow in her eyes came from the prospect of spending the night in the bowels of the Philadelphia Fire Department's headquarters on Spring Garden Street. If she were lucky, she might even catch a few hours of sleep on her office floor. "This is the part of the job I really enjoy," said Phillips, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management (OEM). "This is where you get to test your concepts, to test your plans.
February 17, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA'S fifth snowiest winter in history has kept the Streets Department busy and it won't stop this weekend, Mayor Nutter said yesterday. The season's storms have broken a 130-year-old record for the most 6-inch-plus snowfalls. The snowfall tally so far is 54.8 inches. The snow emergency declared at 8 p.m. Wednesday was lifted at 2 p.m. yesterday. In the meantime, 363 cars were towed from snow-emergency routes so plows could clean up. And more snow is on the way. The forecast called for snow early today, mixed with rain in the afternoon before changing back into snow at nighttime.
February 14, 2014 |
FOR THE SECOND day in a row, Mayor Nutter closed city offices today as Winter Storm Pax continued to pummel the region overnight. The School District of Philadelphia, Archdiocesan schools and Philadelphia courts are also closed today. By last night, the storm had dropped more than 10 inches on Philadelphia and was expected to add additional layers of snow overnight, Nutter said. Last night, the National Weather Service forecasted an accumulation of two to four inches overnight in Philadelphia.