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Greenwich schools closed for state’s fourth nor’easter this month

March 20, 2018

GREENWICH — Ahead of the state’s fourth nor’easter in a month, all Greenwich Public Schools have announced they will be closed Wednesday, March 21.

The winter storm is expected to slam parts of Connecticut with over a foot of snow on Wednesday, and may cause power outages as well as tree damage.

Over the past few weeks, thousands of Greenwich residents have gone without power after recent nor’easters have blown through town. Both public and private schools have closed their doors for several of the storms, though during last Tuesday’s mild snowfall in Greenwich, GPS remained open.

The closure on Wednesday marks GPS’ fifth snow day for the academic year. The school system builds in five snow days every season, and the last day of school for 2017-18 is still scheduled for June 21.

If more snow days are required in coming weeks, GPS will decide to either add days to the end of the school year or take away part of spring break, according to Kimberley Eves, GPS’ director of communications.