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Arlington Schools to Open Two Hours Late Wednesday

Car hits a stuck school bus at S. Joyce and 23rd Street. No children were on board.

Arlington Public Schools will open on a two hour delay tomorrow (Wednesday).

APS says predicted frigid temperatures may cause a refreeze on roads and sidewalks overnight, making driving and walking dangerous. The delay comes after APS was roundly criticized for opening on time this morning, in the midst of a snow storm.

The school system issued the following statement about its opening decision tonight:

Based on weather forecasts for low overnight temperatures tonight which may result in freezing road conditions in the morning, Arlington Public Schools will open two hours late tomorrow and all schools will end at the normal dismissal time. This will allow added time for county crews to treat the roads, and will ensure that students are walking to school or bus stops in the daylight. Because of this change, there will be no early release tomorrow and all morning field trips will be canceled. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late. All administrative offices will open on time. For updates about Pool Operations, go to www.apsva.us/aquatics. For information about Arlington County programs and operations go to www.arlingtonva.us.

Arlington County offices, meanwhile, will open at the normal time on Wednesday.

“County offices will open on time Wed., Jan. 7,” the county said via Twitter. “County employees may take unscheduled leave or telework with supervisor’s approval.”

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