NYC public schools remain open despite snow

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Up and down the East Coast, armies of emergency workers with plows and salt spreaders hit the streets this morning, as the snowstorm that caused mayhem in the South moved into the region and dumped more than a foot in some areas overnight.

New York City’s public school system will remain open despite the snow, but schools were shut elsewhere, including parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, where the storm was windier and snow was heavier than expected.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said crews would work even harder after criticism of how the city handled a storm just after Christmas, when hundreds of streets went unplowed, subway riders were stranded and medical calls unanswered because ambulances were unable to navigate snowy streets.

Full story: Few problems as NYC gets 9 inches; city schools remain open