PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fresh layer of snow meant a day off for tens of thousands of kids around Pennsylvania on Tuesday as another storm closed schools, delayed flights and made travel difficult through parts of the state.
Snowfall amounts ranged from an inch in the Harrisburg area to 6.5 inches in Red Lion in York County. The Philadelphia area generally got 2 to 5 inches before the storm cleared out Monday afternoon, giving way to blue skies and sunshine.
Philadelphia International Airport briefly grounded departing flights due to snow and ice. Inbound planes were delayed by nearly 4 1/2 hours at midmorning Tuesday, according to FlightAware.com. The delays cleared by late afternoon.
The new snow came on the heels of a storm that dumped several inches on the Philadelphia area Sunday. That blast of wintry weather had ruined Rachel Ezekiel-Fishbein's plans to head to Baltimore for a wedding: "Trains were all a mess, and we ended up giving up. It took us hours to get from Center City home."
It was a different story Tuesday, when she got word that schools in Cheltenham were closed.
"Kids are out sledding and I'm working and making a pot of soup. Yep, I'm loving this snow day!" she said.
Schools in Philadelphia were also closed, as were schools in many districts to the north and west of the city, including in Bethlehem, Easton and Lancaster, and in northeastern Pennsylvania.