Philadelphia Prepares for Winter Storm Stella

Snow Covered Temple UniversityPhiladelphia is preparing for Winter Storm Stella, and we aren’t talking about everyone’s favorite Owl.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Advisory has been placed on Philadelphia from 8pm tonight (3/13) until 6pm tomorrow (3/14). Heavy winds, snow, and sleet are expected, with accumulation predicted to range from 8 to 12 inches. Heavy snow can cause dangerous road conditions and power outages due to the weight of the snow.

Temple University has closed all U.S. campuses for Tuesday, March 14. According to Temple’s website, “health system employees should contact their supervisor. Students in online classes or at off-campus locations should contact their instructors.” All classes and rotations at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine have been cancelled, and no classes or clinical operations will be conducted at the Kornberg School of Dentistry.

The TECH Center, the Student Center, and all libraries will also be closed. The IBC Student Recreational Center will be open from 6am to 8pm.

The Board of Trustees meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow will be conducted by phone.

Despite the closures and cancellations, Campus Safety Services, Operations, Facilities and other staff will be on duty.

Other Philadelphia institutions are also getting ready for the storm.

SEPTA has also made changes to their schedules due to the impending storm. Click here for more information.

The City of Philadelphia’s website remind residents to remove their cars from emergency routes and to park their cars as far away from the corner as possible. Parking too close to the corner interferes with plow trucks making the corners.

Philadelphia Police posted to their Facebook page a reminder that saving parking spaces after shoveling is illegal.


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