Snowstorm Sledding & Social Media - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Snowstorm Sledding & Social Media



    The kid comes out in people as they grab what they can to make their way down the "Rocky Steps" at the Philadelphia Art Museum. "If it slides, it rides," one person says. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014)

    A Tuesday snowstorm left behind upwards of a foot of snow around the Philadelphia region. The day off from school was welcomed by many who decided it was time to hit the 'slopes' for sledding.

    NBC10 viewers chimed in with their favorite sledding spots in the area. Some of the top suggestions were: Art Museum steps, Valley Forge (although this may be illegal), Burholme Park and Belmont Plateau.

    Philadelphia International Airport recorded 13.5 inches of snow, and the City of Philadelphia saw its snowfall total inch past 30+ inches so far this season. Roughly 700 city workers worked to help the city dig out. Mayor Michael Nutter asked for the public's patience as the city clears the white stuff.

    As the snow subsided Wednesday morning, the bitter cold took hold with temperatures feeling like near zero degrees. The sun shined bright. Area hills once covered with snow for the day became the watering hole for sledders who used a range of materials to sled, such as cardboard boxes, mattresses and plastic sleds.

    Headaches aside, the snow provided an outlet to sled. Below are sledding photos shared across social media. Enjoy the fun!