PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - A Blizzard Warning has been issued for parts of South Jersey and the Delaware beaches. Winds may gust to 50 mph, causing whiteout conditions. Snow will fall 1-2" an hour at the height of the storm.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Officials say a snow emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. All parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing. Snow emergency information and a map of snow emergency routes can be found here. Cars left on snow emergency routes will be moved to other parking spots to assist in snow plowing operations. If your car is moved, call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do NOT call 911.
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The heaviest of the snow is expected to fall down the shore with 6-10 inches possible. Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs could see 4-6 inches. The snow will end between noon and 2 p.m. Chances of power outages increase the further south and east you are.
Philadelphia public, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools will be closed Thursday due to the impending winter storm.
All School District building engineers are to report for work at their normal start time. A decision on whether or not School District headquarters will be open will be made tomorrow morning.