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Sandy Update: Schools Close,SEPTA Shut Down

As the rain starts up, schools and transit shut down.

Sandy is now predicted to slam directly into Southeastern Pennsylvania as a Category 1 Hurricane.

That is the latest prediction from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (joined by the regional head of the Red Cross and SEPTA Director) who held late Sunday afternoon news conferences.

SEPTA WILL SHUT DOWN the entire transit system starting with the last scheduled runs Sunday night.

The Springfield School District will be closed Monday and Tuesday.  The district will re-evaluate the conditions on Monday before making the call to close schools on Tuesday.

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be closed Monday.

AMTRAK is shutting down service in the Northeast Corridor tonight and will not operate most trains Monday.

If you own a business and plan to shut down or modify your hours during the storm, please let everyone know by adding your information to the comments section of this article on Springfield Patch. This applies to activities and meetings too. We want to help you get the word out about anything in Springfield and surrounding areas.

Please follow Springfield Patch on Twitter and Facebook.  We will have a team of Patch Editors constantly updating conditions all over Springfield and Delaware Counties. We'll be posting live developments as they occur here on Srpingfield Patch, but also in real time on Twitter.

We invite and encourage you to join us in keep your fellow Patchers up to speed as the storm approaches, hits and finally moves out of the area. Springfield Patch is hyper-local and we want to see what you're seeing right outside your house or workplace.

Upload your photos here and tell us what you're seeing in the comments section.

Cement Mixer October 28, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Will Lou Turks be open Monday eve? Please advise!
Karen Dean Carabello October 29, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Jake's Wayback Burgers of Springfield will be closed tomorrow, Monday. Stay safe.

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