Updated: 1:31 p.m. Feb. 26, 2014
Posted: 8:51 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The decision to start class on time Wednesday morning despite snowy and potentially dangerous road conditions is creating a stir in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
The school districts’ Twitter accounts were flooded with complaints from parents and students upset by the decision.
A winter storm that moved through the region Wednesday morning coincided with the morning commute, making roads snow and ice covered and causing delays of up to two hours on the Capital Beltway.
Many tweets included pictures of accidents, including one of a school bus and another with an overturned vehicle.
It is unclear whether the adverse conditions contributed to an accident involving a school bus in Prince George’s County.
The decision to not delay the start of class may have compounded an already slow commute.
“Whenever we have more traffic, it doesn’t necessarily even mean school, but any kind of traffic our (crews) are stuck in, we can’t be treating the highway because we’re moving at a snails pace or not at all in some cases,” MDSHA spokesperson Charlie Gischlar tells WNEW.
Tweets To MCPS
— Kendall Repetti (@kreppin) February 26, 2014
— curtis mitchell (@mitch_slap98) February 26, 2014
— Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof (@J_bot32) February 26, 2014
— Amy (@pens7787) February 26, 2014
@MCPS what are you thinking, my bus almost got into a accident this morning, come on be rational
— The Dreamer (@TheRealJhalenS) February 26, 2014
@MCPS You kinda blew it this time… I hope everyone has gotten safely to their destinations.
— Danielle Ballantine (@dmballantine) February 26, 2014
@MCPS I acknowledge your decision to keep schools open…but you're paying for my medical bills, right?
— Shawn (@Dudeyourehot) February 26, 2014
— Pearl Yu (@PEARLescent__) February 26, 2014
@mcps Why no 2 hour delay? I had to drive my wife to work in a snowstorm!
— David Barnes (@dbarnes53) February 26, 2014
Way to go @mcps….apparently today is a school day if you can get your kids there. We've been waiting 30 min for a bus that isn't coming😡
— Patchouli Mama (@PhishinHippie) February 26, 2014
Tweets To PGCPS
— Devin Devon (@devon_2tall) February 26, 2014
— ~Imma-BOSS~ (@MaeganSimone) February 26, 2014
— SAGE OF SIX CURVES (@LordDeCurve) February 26, 2014
@pgcps I CAN'T SEE OUT MY CLASSROOM WINDOW LET US GET OUT EARLY!!
— Bishop (@CourtYaBishhh) February 26, 2014
I almost busted my butt this morning because of the snow thanks pgcps #StopPGCPS2014
— FAT PAPI AKA (@Fat__Popular) February 26, 2014
— Nik Martin (@MrNikMartin) February 26, 2014
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