Philadelphia is bracing itself for the impact of an impending winter storm as the Delaware Valley prepares for disruptions, anticipating up to 4 inches of snowfall from Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Despite the wintry forecast, the School District of Philadelphia has chosen to maintain its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. In a statement released on Monday night, the district stressed the importance of safe travel for students, families, and staff. The assurance was given that all school programs and activities would proceed as planned, with late arrivals excused due to weather-related issues.
While yellow bus services will remain operational, delays are expected on individual routes. The district has confirmed that athletic events and afterschool activities will continue according to the scheduled timeline. Parents and guardians are encouraged to anticipate potential delays in both yellow bus services and SEPTA’s subway, trolley, and bus routes. Any concerns or queries can be directed to the child’s principal or school administration.
The winter storm is predicted to bring a combination of sleet, freezing rain, and rain, posing the risk of hazardous road conditions as the storm concludes. According to FOX 29’s Sue Serio, the varied precipitation types could contribute to challenging commutes.
Snowfall projections indicate that South Jersey and Delaware may experience one to two inches, while Philadelphia could see up to two inches, with the potential for four inches in the Lehigh Valley area.
As the winter storm unfolds, residents are reminded to stay informed, prioritize safety, and exercise caution on the roadways. The evolving weather conditions necessitate a collective effort to navigate through the challenges presented by the winter storm.