Snow Emergency: You Better Move Your Car

City offering discounted parking at garages

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The city of Philadelphia goes into Snow Emergency mode at 8 p.m. Friday night.

The biggest thing it means before the storm is -- YOU MUST MOVE YOUR CAR if you're parking along any of the city's emergency routes.

The city has parking garages you can move to for a snow rate of $5/day that went into effect at 5 p.m.

Here are the locations:

  • 16th and Vine
  • 16th and JFK
  • Independence Mall [below ground at 5th and Market]
  • 16th and Gray
  • 10th and Ludlow
  • 10th and Market
  • 8th and Filbert

If you don't move it, they'll tow it and Mayor Michael Nutter warned that the towing would start when the Snow Emergency takes effect -- right at 8 p.m.


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Check the sign along your street to see if you're parked along an emergency route or check the city's Web site, call 311 or tune into the city's public access Channel 64.

If you do get towed, you'll also get a Snow Relocate ticket for $75.

The Mayor said do not call 9-1-1, but do call this number:  215-686-SNOW.

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