Philly lifts weather emergency after snow storm, but schools, some bus routes, still closed

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's public and Catholic schools remained closed after a winter storm dumped about eight inches of snow in the area, though city officials have lifted a weather emergency prompted by the storm.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority was also still suspending service on a handful of bus routes Friday. But a 45 mph speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been lifted, too.

The storm dumped up to a foot of snow in other parts of southeastern and south central Pennsylvania, and less in the western half of the state, except for mountain ridges.

Temperatures were cold — bitterly so in western Pennsylvania, where Pittsburgh was at 0 degrees before daybreak, while Philadelphia and its suburbs hovered in the low teens. Temperatures were expected in the mid-20s in most areas of the state later Friday.

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