Philadelphia public & Archdiocesan schools open Wednesday

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All Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools are open Wednesday, but the commute may have some difficulties. (WPVI)

All Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools are open Wednesday, but the commute may have some difficulties.

City officials say 80% of the streets have been plowed. There are still some side streets waiting to be plowed.

The Philadelphia School District said that due to the significant snowfall, students should be prepared for delays in bus service in the morning and afternoon.


Meanwhile, on Tuesday, kids were out enjoying the second of two snow days.

Snowmen stand tall in Franklin Square, and while the sleds strewn at the bottom of the Art Museum steps may be broken, but that's because they were put to heavy use.

And that wasn't the only sledding spot.

"We made a giant, ten foot high sledding hill in our side yard, so we're going down that every day," said Maja King of West Philadelphia.

And while there's a lot of winter fun to be had, a lot of families are looking for something a little different - so they found themselves at the Franklin Institute!

School might not have been in session, but there was still plenty to learn.

"I like visiting the Franklin Institute and I haven't been to the new sports exhibit yet," said Ariella Mandell of West Philadelphia.

From the cycling in sports, to a giant heart, there's lots to do to keep busy, which is just fine for these parents.

"We had a little cabin fever so we're really excited to be out!" said Alli Harper of Chestnut Hill.

"We've already done board games, puzzles, Wii, movies, sledding, snow forts. So we were just looking for something a little different," said Jamie Kudera of West Philadelphia.
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