Schools closed in Philadelphia for second day due to storm

All public and Catholic schools in Philadelphia will be closed for a second day Tuesday due to the massive snowstorm over the weekend.

The School District of Philadelphia said Sunday that the closure of public schools is due to “inclement weather.” The archdiocese of Philadelphia cited “ongoing travel difficulties” associated with the storm.

The archdiocese noted that Catholic schools in the suburban counties “normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district.”

The storm Friday and Saturday dumped 22.4 inches on the city, the fourth-highest two-day total in city history and, coincidentally, exactly as much snow falls in Philadelphia during an average season.

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