SEPTA to cease all operations at 12:30 a.m. Sunday

PHILADELPHIA - August 26, 2011

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which carried 334 million passengers from June 2010 to June 2011, will cease all operations at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The agency offers bus, trolley, rail and regional rail services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

The move came after Gov. Tom Corbett - looking to the inclement weather expected this weekend - declared a state of emergency and urged people to be ready and prepared for the inclement weather.

Due to Hurricane Irene, all sites managed by Independence National Historical Park will close at 5:00 p.m. Saturday and re-open Monday.

August is already the wettest month on record in Philadelphia, with more than 13½ inches of precipitation. The previous record was set in September 1999, largely thanks to Hurricane Floyd.


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