Philadelphia schools closing early as major snow storm looms

Schools in Philadelphia are closing early and state workers in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh are being told to come in later as Pennsylvania deals with back-to-back winter storms.

Public and Catholic schools in Philadelphia are dismissing at noon Monday ahead of a coastal storm that’s expected to bring 12-16 inches of snow to the region.

A winter storm warning will remain in place in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern and western New Jersey through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

About 300 flights in and out of Philadelphia had been cancelled as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Western and central Pennsylvania schools were closed or had delayed openings Monday after an overnight storm brought 3-6 inches.

Gov. Tom Wolf told non-essential state workers to come in two hours late because of the storm.

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