Harford County Public Schools closed Tuesday; 28 schools remain without power; state police to have up to 20 troopers helping at uncontrolled intersections

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Harford County Public Schools just made the call to postpone the first day of school at least another day, due to road conditions following Hurricane Irene. At a press conference this morning, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Tomback said 28 schools remained without power Monday, according to a report in The Aegis. Many Harford County intersections remained without functioning traffic signals. Lt. Chuck Moore, of the Bel Air Barrack of Maryland State Police said at the press conference 13 troopers patrolling the intersections. He said up to 20 would be dispatched “ensure traffic is flowing and close off certain lanes to create four-way intersections.”

The Board of Ed Work Session scheduled for tomorrow (8/30/11) evening has also been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Here’s the information from the Harford County Public Schools website:

 

HCPS CLOSED, Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Due to school power outages and intersection closures throughout the county, HCPS will be CLOSED tomorrow, August 30, 2011.  Employees Code Green— only those essential custodial employees and identified Food Services employees should report.

Due to the school closure, gradual entrance for our kindergarten students will now take place when schools re-open.  The same gradual entrance schedule that was created for Monday, August 29th, will now be followed when schools re-open.