Norwich, Groton Schools Closed Monday as Towns Continue Snow Clean-Up

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Norwich and Groton Public Schools will be closed Monday as the town continues to clean up after Saturday's winter storm.

At least eight hours of blizzard conditions dumped more than a foot-and-a-half of snow in Norwich on Saturday and now people in that city are digging out.

The public school system said the amount of snow was too much for public works staff to remove in just one day.

"I just spoke to the City Manager, and a two hour delay or school tomorrow would be insufficient," Superintendent Kristen E. Stringfellow said.

"They need the whole day to make the roads safe for school buses on Tuesday," she continued.

Norwich Free Academy said they'll also be closed on Monday to allow for extra clean-up time.

"The health and safety of al students is our priority, and we look forward to returning to campus Tuesday," the school said.

Norwich took a beating on Saturday with over a foot of snow and windy conditions.

Groton Public Schools will also be closed Monday. The school district said it's because of this weekend's weather and road conditions.

The town had snowfall totals at nearly two feet of snow, coming in at 21.5 inches.

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