Too Cold For School Tuesday? Prince William County Makes Decision

Dangerous cold weather may put children at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013. 

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold temperatures beginning Monday night and through the day on Tuesday. In particular, the NWS warns of the potential for frostbite and hypothermia.

See the forecast for Woodbridge and more storm news from The Weather Channel.

According to the statement: "Prince William County Public Schools will be closed on Code Green tomorrow, Jan. 7."

The district also added, "SACC will not open. All scheduled activities are cancelled. These precautions will ensure the safety of all students, especially the thousands who walk to school."

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"The decision to change the school schedule is not made lightly," Superintendent Steven Walts wrote in a letter to parents this fall.

The district's transportation staff monitor roads and weather conditions in busy and remote travel areas of the county. The district also pulls information from the Virginia Department of Transportation, area police and the weather service.

"This combined information yields the best decision for the safety of everyone across our large School Division," Walts noted.


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