Many kids told WOWT 6 News on Tuesday they were hoping for classes to be cancelled on Wednesday. For a good majority, their wish came true. Many parents also said they think cancelling is the right decision. A few were even upset schools weren't closed on Tuesday.
The snow pounded the metro all afternoon Tuesday, and perhaps became the worst just around the time many parents had to pick their children up from school. WOWT 6 News stopped by Westbrook Elementary in Westside to check out how the dismissal went.
We found several cars struggling to make it up hills, and many parents choosing to walk to get their children, rather than drive.
Anna Perez has children at two different schools. She said getting from school to school proved to be difficult. "It's been kind of difficult, a 15 to 20 minute drive took me 35 minutes."
She was hoping school would have been cancelled, rather than braving the roads. "I think they should have considered us as parents to be at home with our kids, and just have fun at home. You know they do need a break every once in a while, and we needed a break with having snow."
Mark Hanthorn walked to Westbrook to pick up his daughter, he said he would have liked to see all schools in the area give an early dismissal. "I guess they should have called school out at noon, that would have been more sensible."
Melissa Ford picked up her kids, Faith and Derek, at Westbrook as well. "They were hoping for [a snow day], and they did a little ritual before bed last night – didn't work so maybe it'll work today," she explained.
She was right, and her son told us his plans for the day off. "We can make snowmen and throw snowballs," Derek said.