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Districts Cancel After-School Activities



    Tornado Watch: 1pm Severe Weather Update

    NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn Hurricane Schwartz and his team are tracking the severe weather as it moves through this afternoon. Here is the 1pm update. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013)

    Before storms even hit the area today they already caused problems for area students.

    The Philadelphia School District announced around noon that all after school activities including athletics would be canceled Monday due to severe storm watches.

    Per the District website:

    "Due to the inclement weather expected in the Philadelphia area, the School District of Philadelphia is canceling all after-school activities including all athletic programs scheduled for today. All District early childhood centers and Out of School Time (OST) providers will remain open as per their regular schedule."

    A Tornado Watch is in effect for the city and surrounding areas until 5 p.m. today. And scattered Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were also issued throughout the afternoon.

    Parents looking for more information can contact the district’s hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636), according to the district.

    Other schools also cut off after school activities due to heavy rains moving through the area including the Colonial School District in Delaware.

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