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Ocean City Schools to Open Two Hours Late on Thursday

Arctic cold delays school day on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Snow days — Ocean City style. Students take full advantage of time off on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Snow days — Ocean City style. Students take full advantage of time off on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The Ocean City School District on Wednesday evening announced a two-hour delayed opening for the start of the school day on Thursday, Jan. 23, due to the weather.

All before-school programs are cancelled.

There is no snow in the forecast for Wednesday night, but Thursday wind chill values are expected to dip as low as -6 degrees with air temperatures in the single digits and west winds at 13 to 16 mph.

The arctic temperatures will likely freeze roadways that were covered by snow during a Tuesday night storm that left 3 to 4 inches of accumulation across the region.

The high temperature will reach only 24 degrees in Ocean City on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The extreme cold is expected to continue through the middle of next week — with brief periods of this weekend and Monday providing the only chance for the mercury to rise above the freezing mark.
Oceanpity January 22, 2014 at 10:26 PM
I totally agree w u OC4EVER!!! Totally ridiculous!!! Two hr. delay tomorrow???? Because it's TOO COLD????? I NEVER heard of something so ridiculous!!! It's JANUARY in NEW JERSEY...... NOT the Bahamas!!!!!
Frank January 22, 2014 at 10:39 PM
blah blah blah
CTA January 23, 2014 at 03:06 PM
So the school board chooses to err on the side of the students safety. Many side roads where the buses run were in poor condition..... And thus the whiners spout forth! So sad..

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