Officials with the state Liquor Control Board announced this morning that the commonwealth's more than 600 wine and spirits stores will remain closed through today, reopening Wednesday morning.
All state stores closed by 3 p.m. Monday, with officials citing the approaching storm's expected statewide impact.
Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed today, which will include all after-school activities, club meetings, athletic games and practices and any community activities.
A full list of school closings and delays can be found here.
Gov. Tom Corbett ordered county officials to extend their deadline for accepting absentee ballots if the county courthouse closes for any day this week because of the storm. The deadline for county election offices to receive ballots was Tuesday, but the governor has ordered counties to extend the deadline by one day for each day the county courthouse is closed, with a final cut-off being 5 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced that non-emergency city workers do not need to report to work on Tuesday, when City Hall will be closed.
"As this storm bears down on our City, we need to make sure we are keeping all residents out of harm's way whenever possible," he said in a statement.
Trash and recycling pickup will resume on Tuesday, and the city's 3-1-1 line, which residents can use to report downed tree limbs and other non-emergency complaints, will be operating as well.
Pennsylvania state office buildings in the Harrisburg area, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton and Philadelphia will be closed to non-essential employees tomorrow.
"In order to ensure the safety of our workforce and comply with the recommendations of emergency officials to remain at home and avoid traveling on the roads, we are authorizing non-essential employees in state office buildings to stay home on Tuesday," Secretary of Administration Kelly Powell Logan said.
The state Department of Labor & Industry also announced that it would close all of its unemployment compensation call centers on Tuesday out of concerns for worker safety. People may still file claims online at www.uc.pa.gov.
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium will also be closed Tuesday.
First Published October 29, 2012 4:15 PM