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Icy Conditions Force Schools to Open Two Hours Late

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late today (Feb. 5.) due to icy roadways. 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 10:50 am or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will be open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

MCPS will reevaluate this decision by 7:00 a.m. to determine if closure of schools is necessary.

The National Weather Service issued a statement saying, “Lingering moisture combined with temperatures nearly steady in the lower 30s may result in patchy ice across the region. Motorists should exercise caution and allow extra time to get to their destinations. Roads may appear wet but can actually be icy.”

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