Column: Snow day or not? Schools’ decision isn’t made alone

It’s 4:30 a.m. It’s dark and somewhere between 0 and minus 6 degrees.

Snow furiously swirls in the headlights, coming straight at the windshield of the car in which I am riding. Becky is driving as we explore some of the country roads in our area. She occasionally brakes with caution to determine conditions and gather information.

I am hunkered down in the passenger seat shivering and wondering why the heater is taking forever to warm the air inside.

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