NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Arthur Romeo Pacifico III "Ott", of Gloucester City; Gloucester Catholic Alumni Class of 1973
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Philadelphia Snow Emergency Still in Effect

December 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA –With the winter storm winding down, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Snow8 has announced that the City’s Emergency Operations Center has been deactivated at 8:00 a.m. today. However, the Snow Emergency is still in effect to allow Streets Department crews sufficient time for salting and plowing operations. Towing of vehicles from Snow Emergency Routes is still underway. If your car is towed, call Philly 3-1-1 for its location. Do NOT call 911.

Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson asks residents to continue to follow regulations so crews can continue to safely and effectively remove snow from the roadways:

Park vehicles at least 20 feet from the corner, as required by law. Cars parked too close to the corner limit our ability to salt and plow roads.
It is dangerous and illegal to shovel or plow snow into the street. Placing snow in the street after it has been cleared will create dangerous icy patches.
Please place snow in a safe place on your property so that snow mounds do not obstruct the cleared pathway.
Drive with caution as black ice is expected to form on the roadways.
Clear a sidewalk path at least 36” wide within 6 hours of the end of the storm.
Clear snow from neighborhood sewer drains to allow melting snow to drain.
Stay tuned to local media for updates.
Check on sick and elderly neighbors.

Streets Department crews will continue to focus their efforts on treating primary, secondary, hilly residential streets and other residential streets.

The Code Blue remains in effect to provide additional support to the homeless. If you see a homeless person in need of assistance, please call the Homeless Outreach Coordination Center at 215-232-1984.

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