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SEPTA suspends Saturday service as 'no normal winter storm' approaches

Philadelphia's public transportation system will shut down for 24 hours beginning early Saturday.

SEPTA will shut down early Saturday through Sunday morning as a snowstorm bears down Getty Images

SEPTA will suspend most of its operations for 24 hours beginning Saturday morning due to a looming snowstorm that threatens to drop roughly a foot of snow on Philadelphia.

SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel said all service except the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Linewill be suspended beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, NBC Philadelphia reported.

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“The Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines are important to carry emergency personnel, hospital employees and other essential workers during the storm,” Knueppel said at a news conference Friday.

Knueppel said the system will likely be fully up and running by Sunday morning, depending on conditions.

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“Customers who use CCT connect service are encouraged to move up critical medical appointments to today. Service on Saturday and Sunday will be limited to dialysis patient only," Knueppel said.

Snow is expected to start falling late Friday night and will last until early Sunday morning.

 

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