Philadelphia public, archdiocesan schools remain open for January 31, 2019

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Dangerous cold closes schools, but not all. Katherine Scott reports during Action News Mornings on January 31, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Dozens of schools in the Delaware Valley are either closed or opening late Thursday due to the bitter cold temperatures, but not all.

The School District of Philadelphia and Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools remain open at regular time.

The Philadelphia School District does have an alert on its website to keep checking the status of bus routes Thursday morning.

The site shows bus routes with delays over 15 minutes.

Students who take a SEPTA bus to school should check SEPTA's Twitter account (@SEPTA) for up to date info on delays.

SEPTA's emergency operations center opened early.

The transit agency is working to make sure the cold doesn't put the brakes on the morning commute.

Crews are monitoring lines to ensure switches don't freeze and tracks stay heated to keep the trains running smoothly.


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