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NJ School Reopening Nine Days After Blizzard

Wall Township High School - Wall Township, NJ - File / Photo: CBS 2

Wall Township High School – Wall Township, NJ – File / Photo: CBS 2

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (AP / CBS 2) - It’s back to school Tuesday for more than 4,000 students in one New Jersey school district. They got an extra vacation day thanks to the lingering effects of the day-after-Christmas snowstorm.

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Wall Township officials said they kept schools closed Monday because the melting snow caused the high school’s roof to leak, some walkways hadn’t been fully cleared and road conditions still made it difficult to run buses.

A storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on a swath from the shore to northern New Jersey on Dec. 26 and 27.

The storm put many parts of life on hold across the state. But nobody missed school last week because students were off for the holidays.

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