Ah, snow. The first day, it’s quite pretty. Then for the next week it’s a blot on our fine city. From snow piles that make crossing the street a game of King of the Mountain to slippery floors inside buildings and train stations, it’s been a rough couple of days walking around Philly.
SEPTA has suspended all but 35 of its bus routes due to the winter storm today, general manager Jeff Knueppel said at a press conference this afternoon.
“This storm has really become more about sleet and freezing rain than snow totals,” he told reporters at a presser at 1234 Market Street, SEPTA headquarters. “Icing of overhead wires and third rail and slippery road conditions have created significant service impacts.”
Those impacts initially caused SEPTA to suspend 88 of its 123 bus routes today at midday; some have come back online in the meantime. The Norristown High-Speed Line was also suspended, but service resumed after 1 p.m. The Route 101 and 102 trolleys are currently suspended.
The bus routes that are running tend to connect to the SEPTA lines that are running: The Green Line trolley routes are running, as are the Broad Street Subway and Market-Frankford Line. Regional Rail is operating on an “enhanced Saturday schedule,” with delays expected. Read more »
As Stella makes its way out of the Philadelphia area, a lot of people are pissed. Pissed that they’re stuck in the house with their kids, who should be in school. Pissed that they spent two hours in the Acme yesterday. Pissed that their flights were cancelled. And who are they blaming? Our meteorologists. Read more »
The above photos were taken four hours apart from my office. What a day!
The forecast called for snow in Philadelphia today, but at 9 a.m. in Center City it was just raining. During the next hour it slowly changed to snow, then quickly changed to absolute blinding snow that seemed like it was blanketing the city.
Then it stopped. Then it got sunny. By 3 p.m. it looked like it was a nice — cold, but nice — day all along. Looking out at the city now snow only exists in tiny patches on rooftops. What happened?! Read more »
NBC 10 has a new meteorologist — a Sheena Parveen replacement, if you will.
Today the station announced Tammie Souza, who previously worked in the Chicago, Tampa, and Milwaukee markets, would begin her gig as meteorologist during the “first week of March,” working weeknights at 5 and 11.
“Tammie’s engaging personality and passion for weather will be a great addition to the NBC10 First Alert Weather team,” Anzio Williams, vice president of news for NBC10 and Telemundo62, said in a release. “Having covered many severe weather events, including blizzards, tornados, wildfires and hurricanes, her expertise will complement our weather team’s coverage in the Greater Philadelphia region.” Read more »