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Berks dealt 1-2 punch of snow, then single-digit wind chills

Berks County is cleaning up from the first significant snowstorm of the season.

Mount Penn residents were out shoveling and putting down salt near the elementary school, which was closed for the day Thursday.

That, of course, allowed for a day of play in the snow. Kids celebrated the snow day all bundled up at the A-Field in Lower Alsace Township.

"You take a sled, you walk up the hill, you place it at the tip of the hill, you run back," said 10-year-old Ryan Gilfert.

Although this was our first significant snow of the season, some adults are already over it.

"I hope we don't get many more. I used to like it when I was younger," said Charles Gorman of Bernville.

"Since we have no school, we are coming here to play games and do other things," said 8-year-old Jaesean Reyes.

Some students in Reading stayed cozy inside of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club. All eight locations were open Thursday, including the brand new one in Pendora Park.

"As a kid, that's when they get in trouble, when they don't have anything to do," said unit director Candice Ninfo.

More than 20 students were there to play, while their parents went to work.

"The club is a second home to them, so when the club is closed, their day is messed up," she said.


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