The City of Philadelphia’s school district, local transportation, and government have all taken steps of extra precaution in anticipation of what is expected to be the biggest of four Nor’easters to strike this month.
The Philadelphia school district has closed all schools, administrative offices, early childhood centers, and after-school activities for Wednesday.
All municipal offices in the City of Philadelphia will be closed Wednesday as well, and jury duty for civilians scheduled to serve will be postponed.
“All non-essential personnel are encouraged to stay home,” the City of Philadelphia tweeted.
As of 8:30 p.m., Penn has not made any University-wide announcements regarding whether the University will remain open on Wednesday and whether normal operations will proceed. According to an email sent to The Daily Pennsylvanian at 5:04 p.m. from Division of Public Safety Director of Operations and External Affairs Kathleen Shields Anderson, Penn has not made any decisions on the matter.
The "Teach-In on the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Knowledge", which is the first of its kind to take place in 49 years, includes several lectures and events scheduled to take place over the course of this week. Many of the planned events have been affected by the weather.
The session “Nudging Women to Run," planned for Tuesday at 6 p.m., has been cancelled. “Data Refugee Stories,” “Developing a Culture of Health,” and “Young Frankenstein" movie screening – all of which were planned for Wednesday – have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
SEPTA has issued a warning against unnecessary travel starting late Tuesday afternoon and lasting throughout Wednesday. SEPTA's Regional Rail will also operate in accordance to the "Severe Storm Schedule" on Wednesday.
"SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel says officials will be watching for downed trees and power lines, and warns that bus service could be impacted not only by snow but by downed trees," 6abc reported.
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