Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Schools Closed?

I seriously assumed schools were open this morning when I woke up about twenty five minutes ago.

The PATH is delayed by 15 minutes, MTA buses are suspended, the LIRR just resumed services and the Metro North New Haven Line has been suspended.

But I figured Bloomberg's street on the UES was plowed and cabs were available, so school was, you know, in session.

I started some coffee, watched a little Channel 2, and began to get ready for the day. Since PATH was delayed 15 minutes, that meant leaving at about 7:30 or so to make sure I got into school in time to proctor the Regents exam.

And then, just for fun, I checked NY 1 and saw this:

It's a rare snow day for New York City's public school students.

With a heavy winter storm making many roads impassible, Schools Chancellor Cathie Black announced shortly before 5 a.m. that public schools will be closed today.


Central Park received 11" of snow overnight, in addition to the four inches that fell on Wednesday. All told, some areas of the city have received up to 17" over the two days.

All parking rules have been suspended for Thursday as a result of the storm.

As fast-falling snow clogged city streets, the MTA suspended bus service throughout the five boroughs at 12:25 a.m. The MTA's decision came on the heels of numerous reports throughout the city of buses being stuck in the hard-to-navigate snowy conditions.

What do you know - a snow day.

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