Bitter Blast

Tuesday is a snow day for essentially all school districts in the region as predicted wind chills in the 20-below to 30-below zero range have brought about a wealth of closures.

Classes on Tuesday in the Warren County School District were canceled shortly before 3 p.m. Monday.

Superintendent Dr. William Clark cited temperatures as the reason for the closure.

He explained that late Monday morning he began calling superintendents in other school districts, as well as the Intermediate Unit, to see what they were planning to do.

“You could see the dominoes starting to fall,” said Clark. “Most of the school districts around us were making the call by 2 p.m.”

While Clark said he typically seeks to avoid closures, he emphasized, “Cold weather is cold weather.”

Classes at Tidioute Community Charter School were also canceled for Tuesday “due (to) frigid weather conditions,” according to its website. A post on the Warren County Christian School Facebook page said classes were canceled there for Tuesday as well.

Schools in Warren County were not alone.

The Corry Area School District dismissed 2.5 hours early on Monday in addition to a Tuesday closure.

Forest Area, Bradford Area, Kane Area and Titusville, which cited closure “due to the low temperatures and extreme wind chills forecasted for our region” in a statement on its website, made the closure decision Monday afternoon.