NJ/NY Horror Snow

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    It snowed here in the NY/NJ area on Thursday. We knew for DAYS that it was coming. Epic fail on the part of governors, local officials, DOT. Untreated roads were jam packed, over 500 accidents. Hours and hours in the car for what is normally a short drive. In one district, students had to sleep over at school.
    Stories from anyone else caught up in this? And how did your school district handle?
     
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  3. jadorelafrance

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    My district called for an early release thank god, so I got home before it all started. Snow day yesterday.
     
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    I posted about this on another thread, but my normally 20-25 minute commute took me 7 hours. Cops stationed pusihing cars up a small hill. Our district did not close early, and the superintendent emailed to apologize that it was the wrong decision. It was very scary, and we ended up with a snow day yesterday. I have a feeling that after that debacle, he's going to be calling snow days left and right so it doesn't happen again, and we won't be having much of a spring break, but I guess we'll see......

    As much as I was not a fan of Christie, at least nothing close to this ever happened under his watch.I really think that storm would've just been a minor inconvenience if they did what they usually do before these storms.
     
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    The Philadelphia area was a mess too. Thankfully my district sent kids home right before the snow started and all got home fine. A district close by to where I work did not do an early dismissal and some of those kids didn't get home until 8pm.

    I drive through several townships and two counties on my commute and as far as I could tell, not a single one had prepared the roads for the snow. My 30 minute commute took 90 minutes but I know others who had 3-5 hour drives for what would normally be 30-45 minutes. I passed by four or five accidents on my drive home as well as cars on the side of the road that hadn't been able to make it up small hills. It was a total mess for sure.
     
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    Wow. I'm so sorry to hear all of this. I hope this isn't a sign of the times to come this winter.
     
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  8. TeacherNY

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    Most schools had an early release. It didn't really start here until I got home, around 4pm.
    My husband was traveling from work and passed over 100 accidents. Luckily, his car handled the roads pretty well and he got home fine but it took hours.
     
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    Late, but I live in New York right near the PA border, and I have a twenty-one minute commute from work to my apartment. My school did not do an early release, but after school activities after five thirty pm were canceled. It took me about an hour, a little more, to get home. We had a snow day the next day. A coworker lives about forty-five minutes from school, close to a big city, and it took her about an hour and a half to get home. I am not looking forward to the rest of winter if this is how they handle the first major snow of the year.
     

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