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    Stranded Holiday Travelers Still Stuck

    Hundreds of flights out of Philadelphia International Airport were canceled Sunday and Monday because of the monster snowstorm. Trains at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station were running with major delays after service between New York and Boston was suspended. That meant thousands of travelers trying to get home after the holidays were stuck in Philadelphia. (Published Monday, Dec. 27, 2010)

    The snow ended Monday morning -- leaving us with more than a foot of snow in Philadelphia and more than two feet in parts of South Jersey. Monday was a very windy and cold day with lots of closings, cancellations and delays across the region.

    The city of Philadelphia, with 12.4 inches of snow, was open for business and all employees were expected to report to work.

    Acting Gov. Stephen Sweeney ended that State of Emergency in New Jersey around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Jersey Shore was hit with blizzard-like conditions Sunday. Towns like Bricktown, Denisville, Eldora, Point Pleasant Beach and toms River all saw more than two feet of snow.

    Massive Snow Clean-Up in Cape May County

    [PHI] Massive Snow Clean-Up in Cape May County
    High winds and drifting snow create problems for crews trying to clear away snow in South Jersey.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 27, 2010)

    Airline travel remained a challenge through the day. About 1,200 stranded passengers spent Sunday night at Philly International. At 7 a.m. there were about 200 cancellations, and the schedule was reduced greatly for Monday, but some planes were still coming and going, according to spokeswoman Victoria Lupica.  Check your airline or the airport's website,, before you head out. You can also call 1-800-PHL-GATE for departure/arrival information.

    SEPTA ran with delays, cancellations and alerts. All the regional rails were reporting delays up to 45 minutes during the morning rush. Some trains were canceled and about 60 bus routes were on detour.

    NJ Transit was suspended systemwide Monday. Regular service was set to begin again at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday with rail routes on an enhanced weekend schedule.

    Digging Out in Hilly Parts of Philly: Always a Challenge

    [PHI] Digging Out in Hilly Parts of Philly: Always a Challenge
    Up and down the hills of Roxborough and Manayunk people were sweeping off, digging out and blowing snow after a foot of snow fell Sunday into Monday.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 27, 2010)

    Amtrak was moving in and out of Philadelphia. Service between New York and Boston was down though.

    And the snow was bad enough in portions of South and Central Jersey and Delaware to stop or limit mail delivery. You didn't get mail Monday if your zip code starts with 082, 083, 084, 085, 087 and 088. The post office is attempting to get mail to folks who live in zip codes that start with 080, 081, 086, 197, 198, and 199.

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