Washington Township Schools and West Morris Central High School will be closed again on Wednesday, Nov. 2, due to downed trees, power lines and power outages across Washington Township.
A statement on the Washington Township Schools website Tuesday afternoon read:
As a matter of safety during this time of crisis all schools will need to remain closed tomorrow, November 2, as emergency crews continue to remove downed power lines, clear fallen trees, and restore electricity. Please be sure to avoid downed wires as such can become live during the restoration process.
Every effort is being made to ensure public safety and the Washington Township School District is continuing to work closely with local officials to ensure the children's safe return to school. This will include a critical inspection of all accessible bus stops. We are hopeful to reopen on Thursday and will have a much clearer picture during the day tomorrow.
This is the third consecutive day schools in town have been closed due to the pre-winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Washington Township Saturday.
Overall, this is the fourth inclement weather day of the 2011-12 school year.