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Here's what the school system says happened Wednesday:
- Outdoor temperatures were typical of winter (single digits in the morning; upper 20s and lower 30s later). That continued a two-week run of chilly air, putting an extra strain on the schools' heating systems, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises said in a Facebook Live video.
- Heating issues emerged as parts of boilers broke and pipes burst in some schools, she said, adding that drafts from leaky windows and generally "old conditions of our buildings" contributed.
- About 60 schools -- about one-third of the school system -- reported heating issues during the school day. Maintenance teams resolved many of the issues during the day, Santelises said.
originally posted by: kurthall
originally posted by: JAGStorm
Ok, I live in the frozen tundra so I don't have a lot of sympathy, but is 62 really considered "freezing" and
too cold to function?
The kids here would consider 62 degrees hot in the spring, they must have recess as long as it
is 8 degrees. These people would probably think that is child abuse! It was 11 degrees this morning and both my kids refused to put gloves on!
Yesterday was 13 and I heard multiple people say how it didn't feel too bad
I have lived in So Cali for 10 years, and coming from the Midwest, where it was COLD. Now that I have been out here for so long, when I have gone back to visit, its always a shock to me. I am not used to it. I mean it literally never bothered me, but now, when visiting I am taken back. I could never live back there again. I like my Sunshine, and nice mild winters.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
a reply to: Krazysh0t
I live in Cumberland. I am very glad schools were closed today. I cancelled my own appointments because it was 3 fricking ° F this morning when it was time walk out the door.
Just no. I learned this week that extreme cold causes me migraines. I can't wait for next week when we will be back to normal cold above freezing weather!