Philadelphia snow updates: Feb. 9, 2017

Snow is falling across the Philadelphia region. Here's what you need to know about today's weather.

FORECAST

The snow, which began overnight as rain and then sleet, ended by late morning. The National Weather Service's winter storm warning for the area has been canceled. 

The highest snowfall totals were reported in Bucks and Chester counties, where some places reported four to five inches. Most places saw less snow than forecasters had predicted. Just 0.8 inch was recorded at Philadelphia International Airport.

>>Photo gallery: Images of the snow from around the region

The day is also expected to be blustery, with winds picking up especially as the snow ends. A wind advisory has been issued for noon to 6 p.m.; forecasters are calling for northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. Officials are warning that the strong wind may knock down trees, limbs and power lines.

TRANSPORTATION

Roads

Speed limits were lowered Thursday morning on many Pennsylvania interstates, but normal speed limits were restored about 10 a.m. In New Jersey, speed limits have been reduced on the New Jersey Turnpike, where authorities were warning of several accidents, and Garden State Parkway. The speed limit on the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross, and Commodore Barry bridges were lowered to 25 mph.

Highway conditions are available at 511pa.com and 511nj.org.

Philadelphia's snow emergency has been lifted. The Philadelphia Parking Authority will begin enforcing meters, kiosks and residential-neighborhood time limits at 4 p.m.

Most roads in the region are passable, though untreated side streets can be snowy or slushy. Slightly more accidents than usual been reported around the area, though traffic has generally been light. The temperature has dropped below freezing, so some wet streets may be icy.

Public transit

SEPTA: Substitute buses are not running on the Market-Frankford Line, which is facing a car shortage. The route is running normally, the transit agency said. A few bus routes have faced detours. A handful of Regional Rail trains were canceled due to crew shortages or equipment problems. More information is at septa.org.

PATCO: A snow schedule is in place.

NJ Transit: Delays on some train lines are possible. System-wide cross-honoring is in place.

Airport

A majority of morning flights were canceled at Philadelphia International Airport. Many airlines, including American Airlines, the dominant carrier in Philadelphia, are letting travelers change their flights without paying a fee. Many afternoon flights are also canceled.

SCHOOLS

Most schools across the region, in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, are closed, including the Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools. A full list of closings is at NBC Philadelphia

Some local colleges, including Temple University, Villanova University and St. Joseph's University, are closed. Others, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, are opening late.

Schools will be open Friday.

GOVERNMENT

There is no trash collection in Philadelphia Thursday. Residents with Thursday pickup should hold their materials until next week.

Philadelphia courts are closed, but city government offices are open. Inmate visits are canceled at Philadelphia prisons.

New Jersey state government offices are closed for non-essential employees. New Jersey courts also are closed.

Courts and government offices are closed in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania and in Camden County, N.J. Camden city offices are also closed.

If you are concerned about someone living on the street, you can call Philadelphia's homeless outreach services at 215-232-1984.

UTILITIES

No major outages reported. Utility companies say they have extra crews on standby to respond to any power outages. 

OTHER

Some museums and other attractions are closed or opening late; check with the institution before going.