‘No Normal Winter Storm’ Suspends SEPTA Service for 24 Hours Beginning Early Saturday | NBC 10 Philadelphia
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‘No Normal Winter Storm’ Suspends SEPTA Service for 24 Hours Beginning Early Saturday

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    As a result of the “no normal winter storm” on its way, SEPTA is suspending most operations for 24 hours beginning Saturday morning.

    During a news conference Friday, SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel said all service, with the exception of the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line, will be suspended beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday.

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

    Knueppel said it is estimated that service will be suspended for approximately 24 hours. He is hopeful to restore most of the service by Sunday morning, but conditions could change that.

    In addition to the subway lines remaining operational, Knueppel said the agency’s CCT paratransit service will remain open.

    “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.

    Amtrak officials said they intend to operate a modified schedule of service along the Northeast Corridor this weekend depending upon conditions. Amtrak urges its passengers to check their status frequently.

    The snow is expected to start falling late Friday night and last until early Sunday morning.