NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A wintry mix caused some slick roads Monday morning, forcing many schools to open late across the Tri-State area.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for much of the morning for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley.

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Dozens of schools across the Tri-State reported delayed openings and some schools were also closed.

One of those schools was the George Washington School in the Mahwah Township Public School District in New Jersey. It opened late as a precaution in case of slick road conditions.

“They get wicked around here, we have lots of mountains therefore a delay is truly
for safety,” school aide Janice Arnold told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell.

There were no complaints about the delay from 5-year-old Luke or his big sister, 7-year-old Hannah, who got to spend two extra hours at home with grandpa.

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“I was really happy cause i got to watch TV,” Hannah said.

But some parents said salt spreaders and rock salt on the sidewalks would have been enough.

“I think the kids could have came in, I really do,” said parent Valerie Conklin.

Transportation Department crews in New Jersey spent the morning spreading salt on the state’s major highways. Untreated roads and sidewalks will be slippery.

NJ TRANSIT buses and trains were cross honoring tickets because of the weather.

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