What’s Open and Closed in Philly During Winter Storm Quinn

With forecasts now calling for accumulation of 4 to 12 inches, the city has declared a snow emergency for Wednesday.

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In response to reports that an estimated 4 to 12 inches of heavy snow and high winds will hit the area on Wednesday, the city of Philadelphia has declared a snow emergency. All vehicles parked along snow emergency routes must be moved from the side of the road. (If you haven’t done so yet, you’re already too late and may even have a ticket on your car right now.) A list of evacuation routes can be found here.


Due to the impending storm, all municipal offices will be closed.

Philly’s courts and prisons are both closed; however, the district attorney’s office remains open.

All trash and recycling collections scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed.


So are all of Philly’s public and parochial schools. In addition, Penn, La Salle, Temple, St. Joe’s, Villanova, and Drexel have each suspended normal university operations for the day and closed their respective campuses.

Public Transit

Both SEPTA and NJ Transit are operating on severe storm schedules.


The Philadelphia Museum of Art is turning away patrons today, as is the zoo and Franklin Institute.

Power 99’s offices are shuttered, so call in those requests somewhere else!

If you’re searching for something to do with your day off, look no further than Philadelphia’s famed Flower Show — which is just about the only event in town still going forward as planned.