Mayor Kenney: "The City Will Be Open For Business Tomorrow"

- Sunday morning, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials held a press conference to update the public on snow response operations, from the Emergency Operations Center.

Officials say 22.4 inches of snow was the official measurement for the city of Philadelphia in this weekend storm.

Mayor Kenney opened Sunday by thanking citizens of Philadelphia for cooperating with requests to stay indoors and off the roads, allowing city workers to clear the streets without incident.

The mayor also asked residents to please check on their neighbors, especially the elderly to see if they need assistance.

Kenney asked that residents avoid walking in the streets as cars get back on the roads, and was understanding that not all sidewalks may be cleared.

Street crews remain out in full force as more than 400 vehicles remain on duty to plow and salt streets in an attempt to clear them as much as possible.  While they continue to work, residents were reminded to refrain from shoveling snow from their sidewalks into the street.

As of Sunday morning, 158 cars had been relocated from emergency routes, and residents can call 216-686-SNOW to locate their cars and recover them.

Cars in PPA lots will be able to stay there until Tuesday morning, at the $5 emergency rate.

"The city will be open for business tomorrow," Kenney added.

For other non-emergency needs, 311 lines will remain open, and non-emergencies should not be directed to 911.

In South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia International Airport has cleared runways and restored operations. However, travelers are still urged to check for updates on their flights.

Officials also warned residents to beware of snow melting and refreezing, potentially creating hazardous conditions for motorists.

Saturday, Philadelphia broke the record for largest snowfall in a single day, as the storm became the fourth largest to ever hit the city of brotherly love.

Last Friday, the city declared a snow emergency, activating snow emergency routes and additional protocols, as they asked residents to limit travel. 

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