Classes Canceled Over Weather Concerns

Many schools around the state sat empty today as superintendents decided to cancel classes amid concerns over the weather.

Hartford, Wallingford, Cromwell and Wethersfield were just some of the districts around the state that canceled classes Monday, only to see above-freezing temperatures and rain falling rather than ice or snow.

"I think it was a good idea. It was icy. I'd rather them be safe than sorry," said Bonni Standiford, of Cromwell.

In Wallingford, classes were initially delayed and then canceled about an hour later.

"I found some slippery patches but I think they could have gone to school. A delay would have been fine," said Paige Ryan, of Wallingford.

Ryan wasn't the only one who thought the decision may have been preemptive.

"I understand part of it is for the safety. They're worried about school buses, they're worried about maybe people who have to walk to school, but why don't you wait and see?" said Wallingford resident Beth Naccarato.

While temperatures stayed warm enough to keep the rain from turning to ice, some say when it comes to canceling classes, it's better safe than sorry.

"I'd rather have them cut a day off vacation than risk my child's life in a bus," said Jay Nach, of Wallingford.

Both the Hartford and Wallingford school districts declined to comment on their decisions to close.

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