Nutter provides update on city’s response to latest snow storm

Snow blankets City Hall Philadelphia
Credit: Metro file photo

The 16th storm of this arduous and never-ending winter was kind to us, relatively speaking.

Mayor Michael Nutter said the storm, which was expected to drop between 5 and 8 inches of snow on the city by the end of Monday morning, dumped only a few inches.

Despite the light load, Streets Commissioner David Perri said trash collections are still cancelled for the rest of Monday, and those whose collection day is usually on Monday should hold their trash until next week.

Perri added that because of icy conditions all driveway and alleyway collections are still suspended for the rest of the week. He asked that residents who usually receive driveway service place trash on the sidewalks on normally scheduled pickup days this week.

The snow emergency was lifted around 11 a.m., so motorists can again park on the major roadways.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority said that starting at 4 p.m. today all parking meter enforcement will resume. The discounted garage rates ended at 1 p.m.

In regards to how much money the city has spent  on snow removal and treatment in total, Nutter said he wouldn’t have that data until the snow season ends, “Like, around April,” he deadpanned.

“I think it’s pretty clear that it’s been a fairly costly winter for us,” he added.

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