Pa. snow prompts closures, transit restrictions

The winter weather sweeping into the commonwealth has prompted closures and transportation restrictions in Pennsylvania.

The city of Philadelphia announced closure of city offices as of 1 p.m. Wednesday amid weather forecasts predicting what officials call a "messy" evening commute. Philadelphia public and Roman Catholic schools earlier announced that they would be closed for the day. A "code blue" is in effect, meaning extra homeless outreach teams will be encouraging homeless people to get indoors.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced speed restrictions to 45 mph on some highways and portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is adjusting to accommodate commuters leaving early.

Amtrak earlier announced modifications to its Keystone service between New York and Harrisburg.

Philadelphia International Airport reports some flight delays and cancelations.

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