As of lunchtime in Philadelphia, things look pretty terrible outside, and they’re only going to get worse. A rumor has started circulating that SEPTA intends to shut down at 3 p.m. due to the snowstorm, but SEPTA spokesperson Jerri Williams says that rumor is untrue.
“Right now, we are having minor difficulties on some train lines,” says Williams. “But we do have a lot of people leaving the city, creating a rush hour condition on trains. A few bus routes are having some difficulties, especially in the Cheltenham area. But there are no plans for a systemwide shutdown.”
Williams says that when accumulations get closer to 10 inches, the SEPTA situation can change dramatically. “But our goal is to continue to operate,” she says. “The last thing we want to do is to strand people. But they should note that the city has released their employees, and people who need to be somewhere should look at what the city is doing and make their way home.”
According to Williams, SEPTA intends to run the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line all night. Normally, these train routes are substituted with buses.
Aside from that, here’s what you need to know about the rest of the SEPTA roster.
SEPTA, needless to say, is experiencing delays. Just look at its Twitter feed.
For more details on service changes, see the chart below. Little blue cloud avatars mean your commute will be extra-annoying today–route-changes, skipped stops, etc. (Click for more details.)
Meanwhile, PATCO is reporting that “Trains are operating on or close to schedule. Check below for any special schedule in effect.”