I'm not that old, or maybe I am, but having grown up in eastern North Carolina, we would get snow days, but they were never called the night before. If it snowed over night we were glued to the television the next morning listening to the closing list...Usually we would go to school and spend half a day waiting for the snow/sleet/freezing rain to start and then close. I am pretty sure that when snow, sleet or freezing rain starts, the roads do not instantly freeze over. Especially when the day before was in the 60s. Plenty of time to get the kids home... But ...Law suit weary school systems in todays times have to call things early, and usually err on the side of overly cautious, or they face a law suit from an over zealous parent for endangering their child on "icy" roads.
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