Deep freeze grips Philly, challenging SEPTA rail lines

January 5, 2018

By Staff

The potent winter storm that turned into a blizzard at the Jersey Shore and buried the Philadelphia region in snow is now hammering Nova Scotia, leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake. With temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, it it is a day to stay indoors with frostbite a real concern. The dangerous cold also is posing a challenge to mass transit agencies such as SEPTA, NJTransit and Amtrak that operate trains powered by overhead wires. Most schools are closed or are opening late.Mass Transit


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