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Old 12-09-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Out on the island my cousin gets a call from the superintendent on the mainland by 5:30AM regarding whether school has been cancelled. She then notifies the rest of the islanders via her Face Book status.

Much better system than the kids taking the boat over only to find out it has been cancelled and having to hang out on the mainland for hours in a blizzard to catch the next boat back. Times sure have changed! Thank god for technology!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Down East Maine
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Default Snow Days Rock

We were sooooooooooooo (students and teachers alike) excited to have a snow day today (well 1/2 a day we got out at 11:30). It was a wonderful day and I was in the door when the flakes began. Cookies were soon browning up in the oven. My poor husband works an hour away and is just getting off now (5pm)and the roads are a mess. I won't rest till he gets home. Yet, I am so thankful for snow days-they are some of the best days of the year and I love to know all my kiddos are home safe and that means the most to me.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Times have changed, I checked Twitter this morning and saw that you can sign up for text messages from several towns for cancellations.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Maine
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T said the building must have lifted 2" when all of the students jumped for joy when the announcement was made.

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We were sooooooooooooo (students and teachers alike) excited to have a snow day today (well 1/2 a day we got out at 11:30). It was a wonderful day and I was in the door when the flakes began. Cookies were soon browning up in the oven. My poor husband works an hour away and is just getting off now (5pm)and the roads are a mess. I won't rest till he gets home. Yet, I am so thankful for snow days-they are some of the best days of the year and I love to know all my kiddos are home safe and that means the most to me.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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In the town I grew up in the determining factor was whether or not the sidewalks were clear for walkers..as there were many of us! I'll assume that if the sidewalks were clear then the roads would have cleared too but as long as the walkers could get to school safely then school was ON!
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I took this pic this morning but it happened yesterday afternoon. It's a loaded chip truck heading for the mill. Sometimes being in a big rush to get somewhere in a storm means your own stupidity is going to keep your from your destination.
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