Punxsutawney Phil was not messing around this year: Despite record-breaking warm temperatures experienced throughout February, Philly is in throes of Winter Storm Stella, which brought a few inches of snow to the city late Monday night and, as of this morning, a good deal of messy sleet.
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning continues for Philly until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Along with an estimated two to six inches of snow, the forecast also calls for as much as an inch of sleet.
So what does this mean for Philadelphians?
Philly is in a state of code blue
The city has already been in a state of Code Blue since Friday, and it will continue until Thursday, March 16 at noon. So if you see someone who needs call shelter, 215-232-1984.
The city has declared a snow emergency
The snow emergency begins Monday night at 9 p.m. That means that cars parked along snow route emergencies will need to be moved and trash will not be picked up. The city will start towing and ticketing cars at midnight. Here is a map of all of the routes. The full list is here. If your car does get towed, call 215-686-SNOW.
And hey, no savesies.
Winter is coming, and House Savesies is gathering an army. Playing the Game of Cones can lead to fines, so shovel and share. #NoSavesies pic.twitter.com/Nyf4xXnjZH— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) March 13, 2017
Septa will have some snow-related detours and changes
These bus routes will take detours starting at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. This is subject to change with the weather. Starred routes will not run at all on Tuesday.
7, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, *35, 38, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, *61, *62, 65, 70, 73, 84, 88, 92, *93, 94, 95, 97, 99, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, *112, 114, 117, 118, 119, 120, 124, 125, 126, G, H, XH, J, K, and L.
The Regional Rail line will run on a Saturday schedule.
NJ Transit, PATCO, and Amtrak are running on modified schedules, too.
Most flights out of the airport are cancelled
The Inquirer reports that most airlines have cancelled or halted flights for the remaining of Tuesday. Your best bet is to check with your airline carrier.
⚠️Wherever you're flying today check flight status with your carrier. Northeast winter storm impacting flights at numerous airports. ❄️— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) March 14, 2017
All Philly public schools and early childhood centers are closed on Tuesday
Here is a full list of closed schools, via 6ABC.
We’ll continuing updating this guide as the storm develops.