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Old 12-04-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I never in a million years imagined that there would be a delay today, much less no school. First, they delayed 2 hours, then 3, then canceled outright. I took my son to preschool -- the roads are dry and completely bare, at least on this end of town. Perhaps other areas are icy?

Does this occur very often in LC, or maybe this weather is pretty untypical hence the overreaction (in relative terms, coming from Maine)?

It sure is pretty, though!
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Lawmom,

My observation living here is that the climate is extremely micro. What might have occurred on your block might be completely different from what is down the road 5 miles away. The LCPS encompasses a wide geographical scope of land. I was amazed driving north today towards US 70, and to see how much less snow was there than in my neighborhood. My wife came in from the airport last night. In NE El Paso, she was bombarded by snow, then once she rounded the Franklin pass and went north of Sunland Park, the snow was pretty much gone. We know someone who lives in Berino, near the river. Her ground and neighborhood was devoid of snow this morning. In contrast, the San Augustin Pass, the Anthony Gap and Transmountain were all closed this morning. I think for the superintendent, closing the school district was probably the logical choice from the beginning. El Paso closed their schools immediately this morning, and I think LCPS should have done the same.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Maine
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That's what I was thinking it had to be -- other areas in the district must be much worse off. I do, however, wish the super had just canceled outright from the beginning, like you said.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:37 PM
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Location: Cruces
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We haven't had this much snow stick this long in the day (and no I don't think it's enough to warrant any closure personally) since the 80's when it used to snow several times a year like that. People are such horrible drivers on ice that it was best to keep those bus drivers off the road. Be thankful for a day with the kiddos!
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I don't personally recall seeing this much snow since I moved here in 2003. So I guess people just aren't used to it. My first reaction was that it was a little ridiculous to cancel school over it until I realized that hardly anyone here has much experience driving in snowy/icy conditions.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Yeah, it's just a shock coming from Maine and Mass -- this is nothing!

And it's ironic that Maine really hasn't had any snow yet this year and my parents said it was 68 degrees yesterday!
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Los Alamos, NM
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We had 2-3 inches near the porter ave exit on US 70. It was more than we had from the Winter Storm Warning that they hyped so much just a couple days ago.

I'm from northern MI though -- we'd have gotten this much when the forecast would have simply said flurries. Nothing should have been canceled or delayed.

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Yeah, it's just a shock coming from Maine and Mass -- this is nothing!

And it's ironic that Maine really hasn't had any snow yet this year and my parents said it was 68 degrees yesterday!
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:06 PM
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Location: Cruces
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You snow birds need to realize that most of the people here don't know how to drive on it and it's for the best to keep as many of them off the road as possible. Particularly the kids. If you were out and about this morning surely you saw the disco ball of brake lights and the numerous wrecks.

Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Welcome to Las Cruces New Mexico

1 inch of snow means schools will be closed.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Now I know, lol. People in New England didn't necessarily know ho to drive in it, either, btw!
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