Snowstorm Hercules Shuts Down Schools; Philly Remains Officially Pumped About Playoffs

Also, your bus/plane/train is probably late/detoured/cancelled.

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While the lead story over at the school district is that thanks to Snowstorm Hercules, all Philly public schools are closed, along with what seems like every other school in the Delaware Valley

And the Office of Emergency Management has declared a Code Blue, meaning that if you see a homeless person who appears to need some help getting out of the snow and blistering cold, please call the Homeless Outreach Center at 215-232-1984 …


Most early flights to and from East Coast cities have been canceled, but if you're heading west you might just squeak out …

Amtrak is running a modified schedule …

SEPTA's Twitter is a running scroll of route changes, delays and cancellations (Click here for an interactive view of what's running, what's running slowly and what's not running at all) …


The official word on the city's Facebook, at least for now, is a friendly reminder that Philly is still excited for the Eagles-Saints game (in case, y'know, you thought Eagles fans wilted in the snow), a plug for the mayor's bet with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, oh, and a little something about the weather we're having.

You can also tune in tomorrow to see Mayor Michael Nutter talk about the game, and how the City is responding to the snow event, tomorrow morning. 8AM on FOX 29 and 8:30AM on CBS Philly.

Whether you're home for the day or out in the elements, be safe out there today.

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  • NateFried

    Does the PPA ticket when the snow is this high?

  • Veillantif

    It’s disappointing to see you guys using the Weather Channel’s dumb winter storm names.