Snow Roads
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Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Why is the United States facing such a sudden, extreme cold snap? Stephen Strader, assistant professor of geography and the environment at Villanova University, says climate is influenced by jet streams. "The jet stream separates cold air to the north and warm air to...
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Paul Kurtz
January 31, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it gets this cold, nothing outside is safe — including traffic lights. Some intersections became clogged Thursday with traffic as confused drivers tried to make sense of lights stuck on red or green. Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Richard Montanez said...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Justin Udo
January 30, 2019 - 10:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking a special precaution to help keep students warm as they get ready to go to school in these subzero temperatures. Throughout Thursday morning, the district will use its Twitter profile and its homepage to keep parents and...
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Snow squall warnings have been issued.
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John McDevitt
January 30, 2019 - 8:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's something new: The National Weather service is issuing snow squall warnings. Despite that, lots of people were caught off guard Wednesday when a squall blew in to the region. The wind was cold and strong, the snow blinding. It came fast, catching many drivers and...
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Chicago's El trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. The plunging temperatures expected later this week that have forecasters especially concerned.
Kiichiro Sato/AP
January 30, 2019 - 8:30 am
UPDATED: 12:50 p.m. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,600 flights from Chicago's airports. The cold even prompted the U.S...
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Kim Glovas
January 29, 2019 - 1:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is watching the weather maps and preparing for whatever Mother Nature brings to the region. PennDOT spokesperson Ayanna Williams said more than 180 trucks are available to treat the roads before the precipitation begins Tuesday. Crews were out Monday putting...
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Gov. Phil Murphy delivers his first State of the State address in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 15, 2019.
Tim Larsen/NJ Governor's Office via Flickr
Kim Glovas
January 29, 2019 - 1:07 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has directed state government offices to close early ahead of expected snow across the state. Government offices will close on a rolling basis beginning at 1:30 p.m. Parts of New Jersey will get snow throughout the day and tonight. Join me...
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People walk through a snowstorm in downtown Jackson, Mich., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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January 28, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to the Midwest thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering more often in recent years. It all started with misplaced Moroccan heat...
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January 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the weather isn't fit for man or beast, and outdoor getaways are sheer folly, it's time to tackle some of those chores that belong to past and future travel. There are pictures to be sorted, notes to file on hotels, sites, bar and eateries — all while hunkered...
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Errol Ray outside spraying paint in Center City on a frigid Monday afternoon.
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January 21, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday was the perfect day to stay indoors if you had that option. But some workers in Philadelphia didn't have that choice as their jobs require them to be outside. "Well, I got to find these underground utility lines because there's going to be construction on this...
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