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Whitefish Bay Schools Closed Because of the Snow

Schools here, and those all around the area, have closed for the day.

Several school districts in the area have called off school today because of the overnight snowstorm that began Tuesday afternoon.

Whitefish Bay is among the districts that have closed. See more closing information at WISN12.

Chris Anderson February 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Students don't take the freeways .. but the employees do. It's an indicator as to whether those employees could have gotten to school. Roads are slippery with .5 inches of snow. Close the schools then?
CowDung February 27, 2013 at 06:20 PM
There were more than 0.5 inches of snow. Were you even out this morning?
Chris Anderson February 27, 2013 at 07:20 PM
You didn't read or comprehend the message. Roads are often slippery in winter, even with a tiny amount of snow. Slippery roads aren't a reason to close schools, as that happens very often.
CowDung February 27, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Since we live in a wintery state, one would think that you'd understand that road conditions on some winter days are worse than road conditions on other winter days. Today, road conditions were worse than usual. WFB cancelled school just like all the other school districts in the area. The plows were still taking lots of snow off the streets when I drove past Cumberland school at 8 this morning. Three plows were eastbound on Hampton. Westbound lanes were still snow covered. It shouldn't be all that surprising to anyone venturing outside this morning that schools were closed today.
Chris Anderson February 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Indeed, the roads were "worse than usual." The roads were not impassable: they had been plowed. Yes, they weren't dry. Nor non-slippery. Not optimal, yet not treacherous. But as you explained, "we live in a wintery state." We should be expected to handle "wintery" roads that HAVE BEEN PLOWED. You don't pull the plug when it's an inconvenience, or you need to go a bit slower. No need to cancel school when it's windy out, when it's cold, nor when it's rainy, nor when plows are still removing some remaining snow. And yes, nor when it's (gasp) "slippery."

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