PATCO Restores Service


After being totally knocked out by Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm, PATCO resumed service just after noon today.

“Trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight when the regular schedule/timetable resumes,” the agency said on its website. “NJTransit will continue to honor PATCO FREEDOM Cards and tickets until 8 p.m. tonight.” Read more »

PECO: Most Power Outages to Be Restored by Friday Evening

After last night’s stormy weather, PECO is working hard to restore power to some 140,000 houses and businesses throughout the area.

The biggest power losses occurred in Chester County — where 52,022 customers were affected — and Delaware County, with a whopping 69,881 outages, according to a PECO outage map updated as of 12:23 p.m. Those numbers represent 24%-29% of the homes in those counties. Read more »

WATCH: Lightning Strikes Billy Penn

This is making its way around the social media rounds today, and for good reason: Lightning appears to have struck Billy Penn during Tuesday’s storm.

I caught Billy Penn snoozing before he got zapped. Check it out!

A video posted by Jennifer Finley (@time_hump_chronicles) on

We checked with Mayor Nutter’s office to see if Billy Penn was damaged by the strike. They didn’t have immediate information, but said they’d get back to us.

[Update]: Jen Crandall from the mayor’s office called back. Billy Penn, she said, has a lightning rod in him — so lightning strikes aren’t that unusual, though pictures of it happening are less so. “He’s fine,” she said.

Mayor Nutter Defends Closing the City Today

It might not have snowed all that much, but Mayor Nutter still wore his elected-official-in-extreme-weather uniform Tuesday.

It might not have snowed all that much, but Mayor Nutter still wore his elected-official-in-extreme-weather uniform Tuesday.

Mayor Nutter is defending the city’s decision to shut down the government Tuesday.

Philadelphia only ended up getting a couple inches of snow, despite predictions that a historic blizzard was upon us. At a press conference Tuesday morning, Nutter said officials made the decision to shut down the city government and schools late Monday night, when forecasters were still calling for six to 10 inches of snow in Philly.

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Tom Wolf Does Weather Channel Interview From His Jeep

It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand. | Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

It’s a Jeep thing. You wouldn’t understand. Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Gov. Wolf was on the Weather Channel Monday morning talking about the Big Snow coming to the East Coast.

He did the interview with AMHQ‘s Sam Champion by phone from — where else? — his Jeep. This thing is really not going away, huh?

“I’m driving on Route 83 right now in my Jeep,” said Wolf while discussing the effectiveness of PennDOT’s preparations. “I think it’s important that everybody feel comfortable that we’re doing everything possible to make sure that we’re prepared.”

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Roads, Bridges, SEPTA, and Sidewalks Are a Complete Mess Today


This morning’s freezing rain is wreaking havoc on the area’s roadways. Major portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed or at a standstill, and all bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been affected by flash icing, with some remaining closed as crews apply salt.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, here’s where things stand:

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