SEPTA Says Most Philadelphia Bus and Train Lines Will Be Shut Down During Blizzard

January 22, 2016 Updated: January 22, 2016
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SEPTA, or the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said it will suspend most services for 24 hours during the blizzard over the weekend.

Regional Rail Lines, bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown High Speed Line will be shut down, SEPTA said.

“All SEPTA service with the exception of the Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines to be suspended beginning at 4AM Sat, Jan. 23,” the agency tweeted.

The blizzard, which is slated to hit most of the Northeastern United States, will arrive Friday night in Philadelphia.

Jeffrey Knueppel, the General Manager for SEPTA, announced the move on Friday morning during a press conference. He said the suspension will start Saturday at 4 a.m., ABC6-TV reported.

SEPTA will provide updates on its service status at SEPTA.org as well as Facebook and Twitter.

“We are urging everyone who does not need to travel to stay home during this severe weather storm event,” Knueppel is quoted as saying.