- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A sloppy mix of rain, sleet, snow and gusting wind is pummeling eastern Pennsylvania, causing public transportation delays in Philadelphia and slick surfaces on roadways around the region.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says subways are running Tuesday in Philadelphia and regional rail trains are operating on a Saturday schedule. Buses are rolling but many are being detoured.

SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel says with the ice, wind and snow “it’s going to be a tough travel day.”

The state transportation department says trucks are out salting and plowing, but urge drivers not to hit the roads unless absolutely necessary.

The National Weather Service had initially predicted up to a foot of snow in Philadelphia. But rain and sleet could lead to lower snow accumulation.

Many areas in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos remain under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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