Peabody Schools Back Open Tuesday

The city's elementary schools, middle school and high school will be open again Tuesday morning. The emergency parking ban, however, will remain in effect overnight and possibly longer if needed.

The Peabody Public Schools will be back in session Tuesday.

Mayor Ted Bettencourt told Peabody Patch Monday afternoon around 5 p.m. that all the schools were cleared and some last touches were being performed to sidewalks.

He said the high school was the last of the schools to be cleared this afternoon. "That was the last one and I think we're ready to go," he said.

A notice to parents from Superintendent Joe Mastrocola was scheduled to be sent out via the ConnectEd system shortly, according to Bettencourt.

He said over Sunday and Monday city plow crews focused on clearing bus stops, crosswalks and sidewalks along the "major walking routes" to and from the city's eight elementary schools and the middle school and high school.

Additionally, the school parking lots were cleared and rooftops shoveled off to get the the schools ready for Tuesday. He said the rooftops, with the rain and melting snow, were a concern along with sidewalks that led to calling off school for Monday.

Bettencourt said the emergency parking ban, however, will remain in effect overnight and will be reevaluated Tuesday morning.

Plow crews are continuing to revisit neighborhoods that need more attention, particularly around Higgins Middle School.

Billy Mays February 12, 2013 at 01:23 AM
The high school parking lot was all icy when I just went there. Should be interesting tomorrow considering the experience of most young drivers who park at the school.
David MacDonald February 12, 2013 at 02:08 AM
My kid resembles that remark.
J. Frye February 12, 2013 at 02:44 AM
I bet everyone is looking forward to another day of cars getting stuck on the hill....blocking everyone else...not the mention busses not being able to make it up and accidents on the way. Hope the school did a better job preparing this time around..and if not they should be liable for any accident that occurs as a result of their negligence!
dont get it February 12, 2013 at 03:19 AM
I feel bad for the kids going to the bus stop in standing in street (High School) still dark out not to mention they cant even get to the lights....Glad it wasnt me that made that choice.
Jamie Harrop February 12, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Can we get salt dropped all around the city? The side streets, dead end streets and school parking lots are an ice skating rink. It's not safe. Emery St. by the mall has ice almost 2 inches thick in some places. I applaud the snow removal, but no sand or salt was ever dropped on our streets. Prospect St is a hill and has lots of ice and is very narrow for two way traffic.


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