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




Tweets To PGCPS


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