Long Island School Closures for Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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A flooded road on the South Shore. Photo by Thomas Gernon.
Normally when kids have a day off from school or a chance to sleep in late on Long Island during the month of January, it's because Mother Nature has seen fit to send us a snowstorm. In the case of January 24th, 2017, however, several schools on the Island had to open late not because of snow, but because of water.
Intense winds and heavy rain from a powerful storm caused a flooding on numerous roads overnight, making it dangerous or impossible for school buses to travel their normal routes. To keep students safe, some schools elected to open a bit later than normal, allowing the flood waters to recede before students started boarding buses.
Schools Closed On January 24, 2017:
Babylon School District - Two Hour Delayed Start
Copiague Union Free School District - Morning & Afternoon Programs Cancelled
Independant Group Home Living - Two Hour Delayed Start
Saint Paul the Apostle Religious Education - Classes Cancelled
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As schools reported to us on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. Not an official state record.