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Philly’s New Snowplow App Is Live, So You Can See Exactly Which Streets Have Been Treated

With a significant snowstorm upon us, the city has finally debuted PlowPHL, a Philadelphia snowplow-tracking app that has been in development for more than two […]

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You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

This week’s snowstorm — and I use the word “snowstorm” without any air quotes or sarcasm for what was actually an impressive system worthy of […]

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows on Your Phone

Hooray! There’s actually a significant amount of snow in Philadelphia. This means my kids get a real live snow day. But it also means something […]

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Cecily Tynan and Hurricane Schwartz Have Very Different Long-Range Winter Forecasts for Philly

It’s November, which means one thing and one thing only: Cecily Tynan of 6ABC and Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz over at NBC10 have released their annual […]

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New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness

It’s summer. For a few blissful weeks, children are free to romp happily, chase the ubiquitous music of ice cream trucks, devour cup after cup of cherry water […]

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New Day, New Storm: The Latest on School Closings and Transit Delays

It’s a scene you’re probably accustomed to by now: Go to bed early, awake to find snow on the ground. This Monday morning storm was […]

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Philly Manages to Have a Non-Freakout Snow Storm

Just over a week ago, a much-heralded snow storm hit Philadelphia. Schools closed. People freaked out. Other people freaked out about people freaking out. And […]

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21 Things You Just Can’t Escape on a Philly Snow Day

Cecily Tynan utters the phrase “polar vortex.” Your next door neighbor tells you, “When I was a kid, I used to walk two miles uphill […]

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People Whining About Snow School Closings Need to Shut the Hell Up

It happens every time. Philly announces school closings due to a snow or “wintry weather” forecast, and there’s an uproar from small-minded, privileged, or Eisenhower-era […]

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The Snow Is Here, Philly: The Latest on Roads, Public Transit, and More

This post will be updated frequently throughout the day. Last update: 4 p.m. This morning, a beautiful white powder was falling upon the Philadelphia region. But forecasters […]

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Snowstorm Expected Wednesday Has Already Closed Philly Schools

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Another week, another potential winter storm — and this one looks like it […]

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Yes, Philly Is Getting More Snow Monday Night (and Tuesday)

Enjoy waking up to the snow on Monday? Great — because we’re getting some more. Forecasters say another winter storm will hit on Monday evening […]

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Watch an Olympic Medalist Fall Many, Many Times Trying to Snowboard the Rocky Steps

Update: We knew it looked too easy! After we published this story on Monday, we found videos of Olympic gold medalist Sebastien Toutant (known as […]

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The Best Sledding Hills Around Philadelphia

Whether you view a serious dousing of snow as the winter gods smiling or scowling upon us, one thing is always true: lots of snow […]

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Will Winter Storm Harper Predict Where Bryce Harper Signs?

A storm is brewing, and it has baseball fans across the country feeling anxious. That’s because Winter Storm Harper, which will hit most of the […]