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February 19, 2019

School District of Philadelphia, archdiocese close schools ahead of Wednesday’s winter storm

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Freshly-fallen snow covers cars in the Fairmount neighborhood, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

The School District of Philadelphia announced Tuesday afternoon that all city public schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 20, because of precipitation expected from Winter storm warning posted for parts of Philly suburbsWednesday's winter storm.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia also announced Tuesday afternoon that all archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in Philadelphia will be closed on Wednesday because of the storm.

As of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Accuweather expects 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet to fall in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

MORE: Winter storm warning posted for parts of Philly suburbs

“This decision has been made due to current projections of snowy weather that will make it difficult to travel,” the School District of Philadelphia said in an email Tuesday.

After school activities and early childhood centers will also be closed, according to the school district’s email.

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