Snow emergency lifted in Philadelphia

March 2, 2009 9:24:23 AM PST
The snow emergency declaration for Philadelphia has been lifted.

Sunday evening, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett, PhD and Streets Department Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson advised residents of the City's plans in anticipation of a significant snowfall affecting the City.

All Philadelphia Public & Archdiocesan Schools will be closed on Monday.

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Trash and Recycling Collection

Streets Department Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson has announced that regular trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, March 2 due to snow removal operations, and that residents should expect a one day delay in trash and recycling collections for the remainder of the week.

"Due to the severity of the expected storm, Streets Department crews will be focusing their efforts on snow removal," said Commissioner Tolson. "We anticipate that trash and recycling normally scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, March 3."

The City declared a Snow Emergency at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, which meant all vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes must be moved to an alternate parking location. A list of snow emergency routes can be found at If your car is towed, call 215-686-SNOW for its location. Do NOT call 911.

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Deputy Managing Director for Emergency Management MaryAnn E. Tierney reminds Philadelphians that they can stay informed during snow storms or any other kind of emergency by signing up for ReadyNotifyPA, an emergency text alert system. To sign up, visit or text PHILA to 411911.

RELATED: Snow Emergency Routes in Philadelphia

For more winter weather preparedness information, visit Managing Director Barnett indicated that the City of Philadelphia will be open for business on Monday and City employees should report to work as usual.

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