Students whose classes were canceled by Monday's Nor'easter weren't sleeping in Tuesday morning. They were on Twitter celebrating. The phrase "no school" was a trending topic in the United States before 8 a.m. after many of the nation's largest cities announced school closings because of the winter storm popularly known as Juno. The blizzard blanketed areas near Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston with several inches of snow, but fell short of achieving the "historic" status city leaders had expected.
New York City public schools were closed Tuesday, with regents exams rescheduled for Thursday. Districts for nearby areas like Bay Shore, Bloomingdale, Chappaqua and Huntington also canceled classes. See the full list here.
Boston canceled school Tuesday and Wednesday. Several private institutions followed suit, including Advent School, CATS Academy Boston, Parkside Christian Academy and Winsor School. See the full list here.
Washington, D.C., which got the least amount of snow out of the three, was opening its public schools Tuesday on a two-hour delay, according to its website. Other area districts left their schools closed, including Fairfax County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. See the full list here.
Several colleges had also prepared for the snowstorm. Harvard University, in Cambridge near Boston, suspended operations for Tuesday. New York University and Columbia University, both in New York City, were closed. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. was open “with liberal leave” for faculty and students, and the University of Maryland - College Park was resuming operations at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Students on Twitter rejoiced at the chance to take a snow day. Users were posting dozens of tweets about “no school” a second.
"Go back to sleep, son, there's no school." *excitedly jumps to the window, open curtains...* "Why is there no school?" "Beats me..."
— Chris Cardno (@VisualEdgeChris) January 27, 2015
This is the best tuesday ever #noschool
â€” Russdog (@Russell753) January 27, 2015
Being able to sleep in is probably one of the greatest feelings ever. #noschool
— Megan Van Vleet (@Megan_VanV) January 27, 2015