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Public Schools, SEPTA, City Shut Down Monday

School District of Philadelphia and SEPTA announce Hurricane Sandy-related closings.

Both the School District of Philadelphia and SEPTA will shut down Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, the city government will close.

In a news release, the district announced all public schools and administrative offices will close Monday. Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs.

Additionally, NBC 10 reports the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will also close its schools Monday and Tuesday.

Mayor Michael Nutter also closed city offices, and trash collection was suspended.

The public school news came minutes after SEPTA announced system-wide service suspensions starting after midnight Monday.

According to a news release, SEPTA will shut down after Sunday daily service—roughly 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. This will affect all lines—including buses, regional rails, subways and trolleys.

SEPTA plans to be shut down all of Monday. However, CCT Paratransit service is available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible. 

Parking will be free through Wednesday, as the Philadelphia Parking Authority will not police meters. However, illegally parked cars will be towed, the mayor said.

For those displaced by the storm, Roxborough High School serves as a shelter.

Contact 311 (215-686-8686) 24 hours during the storm or visit its website

Sam Fran Scavuzzo October 29, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Indefinitely, Preniece. They will reevaluate at the end of the day, but it seems unlikely (to me) that it will be open Tuesday morning. Official statement: "SEPTA expects all service to remain suspended through Monday. SEPTA will continue to monitor the storm and prepare the transit system for the resumption of service as soon as conditions allow."
Tara Ledwell October 29, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Is it possible that septa will close on TUESDAY?
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How long will septa be down?
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