• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Philly's Polar Vortex Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at how the polar vortex affected Philly through Tuesday evening:

  • For issues with frozen or broken traffic lights contact 3-1-1
  • For possible water main breaks, call the Water Department's Emergency line: 215-685-6300
  • To help homless individuals in need of assistance contact the Project Home Outreach Hotline: 215-232-1984

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Editor, Eyes on the Street

Ashley writes and edits Eyes on the Street. She has a special interest in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. Ashley holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign.

Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home. 

Find Ashley on twitter @ashleyjhahn.


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