Icy Weather Delays Schools
Icy weather will delay the opening of Philadelphia public schools today — along with archdiocesan schools — and the weather is expected to slow flights, driving, and other forms of transportation in the region.
“Due to the inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools will open two hours late on Monday, March 2,” the district said in an announcement. “Also, there is a two-hour delay opening for all prekindergarten programs and all administrative offices.”
There are a number of cancellations at Philadelphia International Airport.
Flight information can be obtained directly from the airline, by calling the Airport’s toll-free flight information line, 1-800-PHL-GATE, or visit phl.org for updated airport information. To stay updated on Airport operations, follow PHL on Twitter @PHLAirport.
SEPTA has deployed additional crews and equipment to help clear ice from passenger walkways, station platforms, tracks, and overhead wires. They are working throughout the night in anticipation of operating full service for the morning rush hour.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES were posted throughout the area as freezing rain fell Sunday night and early Monday, causing icy conditions. Any and all untreated surfaces are slick and icy. Use extreme caution on the roads.
TODAY: There could be some early morning patchy ice; continue to exercise caution. Otherwise, look for clouds to give way to some sunshine by afternoon. High 40.
And the National Weather Service says it’s going to be a doozy of a week:
Snow and sleet are expected for Tuesday afternoon. The precipitation should change to rain for Tuesday night and Wednesday. The rain may become moderate to heavy at times. Localized minor flooding is possible due to the rainfall and the snowmelt, along with tome movement of ice on area waterways.
Another round of accumulating snow is possible on Wednesday night into Thursday.
So bundle up!