A blizzard-weary group of city officials today said they were ready for another storm, expected to blast through Philadelphia tomorrow, leaving up to a foot of snow.
“We want the citizens of Philadelphia to know that the city is prepared to take on the latest challenge,” said Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Clay Armbrister at a news conference this afternoon.
A snow emergency will go into effect at 9 a.m. tomorrow and trash collection will be cancelled today and tomorrow so that streets department workers and equipment can be used for plowing. Residents with Thursday or Friday trash collection will have to wait until their regular day next week.
Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said 450 pieces of equipment would be deployed, along with 700 personnel. But the city will be open for business tomorrow.