Many SEPTA services to resume, but no Regional Rail

PHILADELPHIA - October 30, 2012

At a news conference on Tuesday, SEPTA officials said the Broad Street, Market-Frankford and Norristown High Speed lines would resume, as would trolleys.

However, they said there would be no Regional Rail service Tuesday.

As for bus routes, SEPTA said 80% of city bus routes and 60% of suburban bus routes would be running at Noon. Those routes will be posted on the SEPTA's website.

LINK: SEPTA service website

Earlier, SEPTA officials said it appears the system avoided catastrophic damage from the massive hybrid storm.

SEPTA said power issues affecting the entire region will be among the hurdles to getting the entire system back up and running.

The Philadelphia International Airport said the majority of the airlines have canceled flight operations.

Some flight operations at Philadelphia International Airport will resume Tuesday afternoon, but will be limited. Travelers should check with their airline on the flight status before coming to the airport.

Meanwhile, PennDOT announced at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday that they were reopening I-95, I-676, I-476 and I-76. Many other roads remain blocked by downed trees, wires or flood waters.

The Delaware River Port Authority Police tell Action News that all DRPA bridges - Commodore Barry, Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross - have reopened to traffic. However, there is still a ban on large trucks and motorcycles.

The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and the Riverside-Delanco Bridge remain closed to all vehicular traffic.

PATCO service will remain suspended through the morning rush hour on Tuesday. All flights were canceled out of Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak has stopped service.

The School District of Philadelphia, as well as Archdiocesan Schools, are closed again on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter also announced that there will be no trash pickup on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Residents will have to hold onto their trash until next Tuesday.

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