Last night, school systems around the region began sending out word of yet another weather-related closure. Snow days bring excitement for kids and frustration for parents. They disrupt classroom instruction. But some recent studies have found that concerns about the "snow day effect" are overstated.
The century-old fishing pier in Ocean City, Md., was rebuilt last year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, but the elements have once again made it unsafe to use for residents and tourists.
Usually when the flakes start falling, D.C. residents prepare themselves for a big snowball fight in Dupont Circle. Concerns about icy conditions forced them to switch to a classier game: a snowman-building competition.
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