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UPDATE: MCPS Schools will be CLOSED Today, January 17, 2018

UPDATE:Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

After initially announcing a two-hour delay, MCPS officials have decided to close schools for the day due to unsafe road conditions.

The National Weather Service had issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Germantown area until 9:00 am Wednesday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. “Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving,” said the National Weather Service.

“Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the Wednesday morning commute. Total snow accumulations of around an inch are expected,” said the National Weather Service. “Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.”