HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.
PECO reported more than 217,000 customers without power early Wednesday in the five-county Philadelphia region, most of them in suburban counties. More than 95,000 customers were without power in Chester County alone.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike ordered speed limits reduced to 45 mph and has banned empty tractor-trailers until further notice. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also dropped speed limits to 45 mph on a number of roads including a number of interstates.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Administration is reporting delays and some cancellations on suburban Philadelphia routes. Many schools have announced delays and some have canceled classes altogether.
Philadelphia International Airport reported about 50 cancelled flights early Wednesday but planned normal operations with all four runways open.