Philadelphia, PA - All City of Philadelphia municipal government offices will open during normal business hours on Thursday, March 22. Supervisors are urged to give workers flexibility in their arrival time. The Courts of the First Judicial District will also be opened on a two-hour delay. Jurors should report for Jury Service at 10:15 AM.
The Philly 311 Call Center will reopen at 8:00 AM. For all non-emergency tree calls and for updates regarding snowplowing and salting operations, citizens should call 311, not 911. Non-emergency calls to 911 hamper the dispatchers’ ability to focus on immediate life-threatening emergencies.
Managing Director DiBerardinis will lift the City’s Snow Emergency at 6:00AM on Thursday March 22 in time for the morning commute. The Philadelphia Streets Department is in full deployment with 400 trucks plowing and salting 300 routes. While the city’s primary roads are generally passable, plows are still being used to widen them. Secondary, tertiary and residential streets are the focus of current plowing.
For citizens, the end of a Snow Emergency means that cars can once again park on Snow Emergency routes. Cars left on Snow Emergency routes between 9:00AM March 21 through 6:00AM March 22 were likely relocated. If your car was moved, call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do not call 911. As citizens return their cars to their normal parking spaces, they are asked not to park too close to corners, as snow plowing and salting equipment require extra room to turn safely. Parking too close to a corner or too far from the curb will hinder efficient snow removal from streets.