Streets, bus stops and the school grounds have all been plowed after the weekend blizzard and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District schools will open on Monday, according to School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey.
Hamilton-Wenham Patch reported earlier on Sunday that the plowing and snow removal was on track for schools to open.
But at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, Harvey said in a Connect-CTY e-mail and phone message that schools would definitely be open on Monday.
The school district’s bus contractor, Salter Bus Company, said it does not “anticipate any major difficulty in completing their bus runs in the morning,” he said.
The Department of Public Works from both Hamilton and Wenham “have concluded their major snow removal operations,” Harvey said. That includes side streets and bus stops, plus the parking lots and sidewalks at the schools.
Harvey also reminded parents and students that while streets and sidewalks have been cleared, “large snow banks at intersections may cause reduced visibility for both drivers and pedestrians” and drivers should be on the lookout for pedestrians.
The predicted warm temperatures this week should help reduce the snowbank size, Harvey said.
“Many thanks to our maintenance staff and the DPWs for their incredible efforts to get us ready for tomorrow,” Harvey said in the message.
Pingree School in Hamilton will be closed on Monday, according to a list of school cancellations on WHDH-TV's website.
This story was updated at 6:45 a.m. on Monday to indicate that Pingree School is closed on Monday.