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Smithtown Social: Students, Parents Have Mixed Reactions to Snow

Smithtown residents share photos, reactions on Facebook and Twitter.

A screenshot of the snow pictured posted by Andrew Carrieri on Twitter, @AndrewCFran in Smithtown.
A screenshot of the snow pictured posted by Andrew Carrieri on Twitter, @AndrewCFran in Smithtown.
Smithtown residents have expressed a wide range of reactions to the snow that's blanketing the town. 

As news spread that Smithtown Central School District planned an early dismissal for students, parents and children took to social media to express their excitement and dismay. 

Students were thrilled, celebrating the half-day off from classes. However, parents were less than thrilled. The schools' early dismissal forced many to change their plans involving holiday shopping and present wrapping. 

Many residents posted their own local pictures of Tuesday's snow. 

Check out the mixed reactions to the snow day and local photos shared on social media by scrolling down on the Storify above.

Elsie December 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Given the forecast, I am glad they erred on the side of caution. Last year when they didn't heed the forecast, there were several bus accidents including one in which a bus hit a car carrying students who were never picked up by their bus by 5:00.
Guest December 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM
It was really coming down when I got the call at 10:30. And the roads were starting to get pretty slippery. I know this because I had just been out driving on them. Who would have thought it was going to stop snowing right after the high schools got dismissed. Blame the weather service, not the school district. They said we were getting 3 to 5 inches.
Nesconset resident December 11, 2013 at 07:01 AM
It was a logical call, even though it turned out to be unnecessary. The roads were really bad at 10 a.m., and the forecast wasn't looking good. It takes over two hours to get the entire district dismissed. Better safe than sorry.

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