PHILADELPHIA – Yesterday, the Managing Director announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 6 a.m. today, Thursday, February 18, 2021. The following additional updates are now available:

City Buildings Closed: Due to the declared Snow Emergency, and projected continued accumulation through this afternoon, City of Philadelphia offices will be closing at Noon (12 p.m.) today, February 18, 2021.

Free Library of Philadelphia and Recreation Centers will be closed for in-building services today.

Stay Informed:

  • Tune to local news for weather updates.
  • Sign up for emergency alerts and weather updates from ReadyPhiladelphia at
  • For more winter weather tips, visit the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management online at
  • For official updates from the City, follow @PhilaOEM on Twitter or Facebook.
  • Other City Twitter accounts to follow for information: @PhiladelphiaGov, @Philly311 and @PhilaStreets.