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  • Assistant Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools Jeffrey Platenberg says people are questioning the judgement of the school system for not closing schools Tuesday.

    Administrators were expecting a dusting, but were surprised when the snow came down heavy and traffic became a major issue, Platenberg says. Fairfax County Public Schools are open Tuesday.

    He says things were already in motion and changing the plan late in the game would have been a bigger inconvenience for parents who had already left the house.

    "We apologize for any inconvenience, but the timing of this was the worst possible situation we could have imagined," Platenberg says.
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