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Old 02-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #11
 
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Must be a "southern folk" thing cuz here in Michigan... snow is abundant and snow days are rare!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:45 PM   #12
 
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Hey, you never know. If it saves 1 life through the course of 10 years, IT'S WORTH IT!! We get a lot more snow in Ct. than you guys get down there. So, maybe, being that we drive in it more often, we have fewer accidents. NOT!!! Every dang storm, I have to open the paper and see someone that got killed or injured . They did have a 90 min delay today in Danbury CT. for less than 1 inch of snow. I'm sorry but I realize that being a self employed roofer, it really doesn't matter to me when I take my child to the bus stop but I also know that if I had a boss, I could have a friend bring him. The point is that,just about every storm, someone DIES or is hurt and if it is even a LITTLE BIT SAFER to wait a couple hours, than so be it. Just remember that the one life that it might save may be your child's.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
 
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I'm in PA. Therewas literally a dusting of snow overnight on Tuesday. The roads were completely clear, only wet like it had been raining. What do they do? Call a 2 hour delay county wide.....REALLY?!? There are thunderstorms worse than this very minor dusting of snow....
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
 
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Ok, just for the giggles with the school delay of 3hrs here today:

I woke up at 8 to sunshine; clear Rds & pastures, no fog, no snow, no ice and about 36-37F......And that's when I have a hard time understanding why the schools are out lol
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:26 AM   #15
 
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Wait a minute Natalie, they're out TODAY?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:27 AM   #16
 
Any excuse for kids not to have to go to school. And people wonder why kids don't know how to read and write! Kids here get a day off for the Kentucky Oaks race, the day before the Kentucky Derby.In the fall they get a day off for an art festival they have here.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:33 AM   #17
 
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Ok, just for the giggles with the school delay of 3hrs here today:
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #18
 
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If you don't want your kids to miss school, come to Canada!

I missed one day of school in my entire life(I'm now 23). It was March 17th, 1997. We had 5 feet of snow overnight.


We even had to play OUTSIDE when it was -20.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #19
 
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A lot of school districts have started to cancel classes for tomorrow in my area, due to the heavy snow we're supposed to get (around two feet or so).

For what it's worth, I want to echo what briang said. It could save lives.

That, plus consider some other things: many school districts have bad weather days built into their school calendars. When I was in school, we had five days' worth of bad weather built in, and if school got canceled more than five days in a particular year, we had to make up the time by extending the school year or even the school day to make up for it.

Another thing is that places further south that don't usually get a lot of snow are typically ill-equipped to handle it. Not only are people not used to driving in it, they may not have things like snow chains. Four inches of snow in Virginia is a lot more than two feet of snow in Buffalo because they're used to it in Buffalo and have the budgetary, human and mechanical resources to handle it. Fleets of trucks with plows, snow blowers and all that.

My university rarely closed down due to bad winter weather, even when every other school in the area was closed. The reason for this is that our president comes from the Chicago area and generally had an attitude of, "I don't get all the fuss." His inaction resulted in several injuries on campus one day after an ice storm, so maybe he's changed his mind a bit.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:47 PM   #20
 
My college in Colorado was never cancelled either, due to snow. I just walked to class in it, with sub zero temps.
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