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Essexville-Hampton superintendent apologizes for not canceling school

These are the current road conditions right now in Bay County, as seen from a snowplow dashcam. (Photo Credit: Michigan Department of Transportation){ }

BAY COUNTY, Mich. --Matthew Cortez, superintendent of Essexville-Hampton Public School has issued a public apology for not canceling school.

Our forecast called for rain showers to turn over to snow.

Our forecast also called for Bay County to receive between 1 to 3 inches of snow as well.

Cortez said the conversation regarding the decision to close school began at 4:30 a.m., but it was just raining in Bay County at that time.

A test drive was conducted at 5:30 a.m., the release from the superintendent said it was still raining then and no ice had formed.

The call for school to be canceled had to be made by 5:50 a.m, and the release states that icing and snow didn’t start to occur until about 6:15 a.m.

“I am truly sorry that the decision to hold school turned out to be so completely wrong,” said Superintendent Cortez.

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