Snowstorm Closes All Local Schools Wednesday

K-8 district officially surpasses inclement weather day allotment.

For the second time in three days, all local schools are closed Wednesday due to inclement weather.

West Morris Central originally called for a two-hour delayed opening Tuesday night, but made its final decision to close the high school just before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency before a single flake had fallen Tuesday night in anticipation of a storm forecasted to bring as much as 10 inches of snow to the area. 

All local schools were closed Monday as well due to snow.

The forecast predicts up to 10 inches of snowfall, mixed with some ice, between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. If the forecast is true, that will give Washington Township nearly two feet of snow in a single week.

This is the fifth snow day for the K-8 district and fourth for the regional district. Each district allotted four for the entire school year.

Editor's note: This article originally stated the West Morris Regional district would have a two-hour delayed opening. 

Tracy Tobin February 05, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Washington Township DPW has been working throughout the night to keep roads open. Road crews will continue to be in operation through the day. The changing snow/sleet/freezing rain will continue to make driving challenging, especially on the steeper streets and roads in town. Friends living near Ashville, NC tell us that schools down there have had Saturday school sessions for 2-3 weekends because they used up the "snow days" built into their schedule. Let's hope the possible storm for this weekend gives us a pass.


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