Mayor Michael Nutter has updated us on the City's efforts post winter storm Janus. Philadelphia was hit directly by the storm setting snowfall records of  13-14 inches across the city.

The city of Philadelphia will be open for business tomorrow.  All city personnel should report to work at their normal time.  We are still operating under a snow emergency which will be lifted at 6 pm today.  The Mayor will announce later today about the status of public schools.

The snow removal will continue through Saturday hampered by the frigid temperatures. He is asking folks to stay off the roads if possible.  

Trash collection will resume tomorrow.  It's a day off because of the holiday so keep that in mind.  Equipment used to collect trash has been used for snow removal.

Due to to the extreme cold dangerous road conditions continue so   use caution.  Leave six car lengths between you and snow plowing equipment. The Mayor is asking us to stay off the roads if all possible to allow for better snow removal. Shovel around fire hydrants and inlets.  Don't throw snow into the street.  Most of all Mayor Nutter is asking for patience as we start to dig out from under Winter Storm Janus.



Additional info:

If you parked your car on a snow emergency route you can find out where it is by calling 215-686-SNOW.  Since a snow emergency was declared in Philadelphia, property owners have until six hours after the snow fall ends to clear a path of at least three feet on sidewalks.

If a street needs plowing or salting call 311.

SEPTA - All Regional Rail lines are scheduled to operate but there will be likely detours and delays on bus routes.  To find out more call 215-580-7800 or go to

Paratransit will be running but to check on status or cancel a trip call 215-580-7720.

Airport - flights have been cancelled at Philadelphia International Airport.  To find out the status of a flight call 800-PHL-GATE or go to

If you've got cabin fever follow #openinphl to see what's open.

I'll be updating this page throughout the day.

Stay safe and stay warm!

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