Snow emergency lifted in Philadelphia; plowing to continue around the clock

The city said it was focusing on snow emergency routes. They say the goal is not to keep streets clear, but passable.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The snow emergency in Philadelphia was lifted at 5 p.m. Saturday, officials have announced.

"Motorists should allow extra time, exercise patience and maintain safe driving distances. Black ice on the roadway remains an issue for vehicular traffic, and the region is still under a wind advisory, with the possibility of downed trees and power lines," said Acting Managing Director Vanessa Garrett Harley.

Road crews in the city had their hands full trying to stay ahead of the storm on Saturday morning.

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The heavy snowfall combined with drifting snow from high winds made it a tough battle.

The city said it was focusing on snow emergency routes. They say the goal was not to keep streets clear, but passable.

If your vehicle was relocated during the Snow Emergency, please call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do not call 911.

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Action News reporter Beccah Hendrickson was in Spring Garden and found plow trucks passing by every few minutes as 22nd and Pennsylvania Avenue.

It wasn't just road crews having a tough time out there as the nor'easter struck.



Drenard Mitchell said he regretted wearing sneakers for his walk to work.

"I walked all the way from Brewerytown to here," he said. "It was rough. The snow wasn't shoveled up so I was walking in sneakers in the snow."

One bold golfer said he's not letting the weather slow down his game.

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"I moved here from Texas a couple of years ago and I used to be able to golf year-round," Kirk Clark said. "I'm just trying to replicate that."

The snow also brought plenty of fun.

The Alice family ran to Marconi Plaza to throw the football.

If it's up to Johnathan Alice, he would welcome many more days like this.

"I'm a snow lover, I can't wait. I hope we get 30 more inches," he said.
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