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Another round of snow disrupts travel, prompts delayed openings

Another round of snow is making its way through the Philadelphia area early this morning, with most of the region seeing only a few inches. Here, Yunny Jeong, 9 and (right) Justine Jones, 11, both of Montgomeryville, navigate over a pile on plowed snow on Hunt Club Trail, Montgomeryville, February 17, 2014.  ( DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer )
Another round of snow is making its way through the Philadelphia area early this morning, with most of the region seeing only a few inches. Here, Yunny Jeong, 9 and (right) Justine Jones, 11, both of Montgomeryville, navigate over a pile on plowed snow on Hunt Club Trail, Montgomeryville, February 17, 2014. ( DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer )

Another round of snow is making its way through the Philadelphia area early this morning, causing some travel issues and delayed openings.

Most parts of the region should see just a few inches of the white stuff. The National Weather Service said 3 inches had fallen at Philadelphia International Airport by 7 a.m.

Here's the latest on what to know:

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  • PennDOT had reduced speed limits on most highways in the Philadelphia region this morning, but those restrictions were lifted around noon. The agency said this afternoon that it was continuing to treat roadways.

    A number of accidents have occurred around the region. A reportedly fatal crash was reported on I-95 North in Philadelphia between the I-676 and Girard/Lehigh Avenue exits, tying up traffic there for hours. State police said troopers were at the scene and further details weren't immediately available.

    Speed restrictions were also in place on the New Jersey Turnpike, with the speed limit reduced to 35 mph between the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Interchange 7A and to 45 mph between Interchange 7A and the George Washington Bridge.

    There is no A or B service on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line; all trains are making all stops.

    SEPTA was warning subway and Regional Rail passengers that platforms and parking lots are slippery, and riders should use caution.

    N.J. Transit said rail, bus, light rail and private bus carrier tickets and passes would be cross-honored system-wide.

    The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily grounded all flights at Philadelphia International Airport due to weather conditions, but that stop has been lifted.

    A few dozen flights into and out of the airport have been canceled, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.

    Schools

    Most suburban schools are opening late.

    A few colleges, including Rowan University, Villanova University and Swarthmore College, also have delayed openings.

    Government

    New Jersey state offices are opening late, at 11 a.m., for non-essential workers.

    Chester County government offices and courts are operating on a two-hour delay.

    There is no trash and recycling pickup in Philadelphia today. Residents with Tuesday pickup should hold their trash until next Tuesday.

    Philadelphia Traffic Court is opening two hours late.

    Forecast

    Most places in the region should see fewer than three inches of snow, and the precipitation is slated to taper off later this morning. For more, see John Bolaris' forecast.


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