What Your Evening Commute Will Look Like in Philadelphia

With snow lasting until early evening, expect a messy trip home in the Philadelphia area no matter where you're heading — and how you're getting there.


Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones, and the only travel you’ve had to do today is to your refrigerator. But if you had to commute to work today, get ready for a snowy, wet and annoying evening commute home.

The National Weather Service is still forecasting 4 to 6 inches for most of the Philadelphia area. The snow should end from the northwest in the late afternoon or early evening hours. Temperatures will continue to drop, and there is a danger of more icing overnight.

The roads

The roads are a mess. Speed restrictions are in effect for many area roads. Current road conditions are available at 511pa.com. Even though many people didn’t travel to work today, expect a long slog home.

Mass transit

SEPTA Regional Rail is operating on a normal schedule today, though you can expect delays. The TrainView website offers live train statuses. All Market-Frankford El trains will be making all stops (no A/B service). The Norristown High-Speed Line is operating every half hour, making all stops. Bus routes 139, 18, 35, H, HXH, L, XH are currently suspended; others are operating normally.

PATCO is operating on a snow schedule. Trains run every 10 minutes between 2:30 and 6:45 today.

NJ Transit is cross-honoring all passes. Customers who usually ride the bus may ride the train for no extra charge, for example.

PHL Airport

About 75 percent of flights today have been canceled, more than 300 flights, as of early afternoon. Flight information can be looked up by checking the website, calling 1.800.PHL.GATE or contacting your airline.

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