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Milford Schools Will Be Open Wednesday

Unlike most neighboring districts, Milford Public Schools will open as scheduled Wednesday.

Milford Schools will be open Wednesday. Credit: Mary MacDonald
Milford Schools will be open Wednesday. Credit: Mary MacDonald
Milford students will be back in class on Wednesday, unlike several neighboring districts that cancelled school.

In a message, Superintendent Robert Tremblay said students and parents should use caution in traveling this morning, and that bus drivers would be instructed to stop for any walkers that the drivers see on the way to school.

Several neighboring districts, including Mendon-Upton, Holliston, Hopkinton and Medway, cancelled school Tuesday night. But Tremblay made the call Wednesday morning.

At 6 a.m., the temperature in Milford was 9 degrees. The region is under a Wind Chill Advisory from the National Weather Service, with a wind chill factor of as low as negative 14 degrees. The advisory says people should dress in layers, with a hat, if they are going to be outdoors. A wind chill factor lower than negative 20 can result in frost bite in 30 minutes.

The wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Hawk's Mom January 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM
I admit I was nervous about buses running and kids walking at 6 AM...but must give Milford Hiway Dept kudos for the job they did on this storm. The last couple storms were not handled nearly as well...way to turn it around gentlemen. While it is winter in NE, safety is the issue - while not a huge fan- the superintendent is darned if he does and darned if he doesn't.
Michael Soares January 22, 2014 at 06:27 PM
It seems that too many superintendents make their decisions simply based on the evening news. I'm pleased he waited to see what conditions were really like before making a decision. We really should reserve snow days for those exceptionally large snow storms. Otherwise our kids will grow up and call out of work for any little thing.

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