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MCPS Schools Opening Two-Hours Late on Friday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late today, January 5, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule.

Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 am or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will be open on time. Day care programs in school buildings will remain open as scheduled.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for today through 10:00 pm tonight. “Very cold wind chills expected late this evening through Friday morning. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches expected. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 10 below zero.”

“Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times this morning from snow. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Northwest winds will average between 20 and 30 mph with gusts around 40 mph through this evening...decreasing to 15 to 25 mph later tonight,” said the NWS.