AUBURN, Mass. – Superintendent of Auburn Public Schools, Maryellen Brunelle, canceled school Monday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Brunelle said school is canceled due to the "potential for unsafe conditions."
"Our children's safety is the number one priority," she said.
The National Weather Service said Central Massachusetts can expect 2 to 5 inches of rain but that there will be sustaining winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph for a period of 12 to 18 hours.
The peak of the storm will come mid-day, prompting Brunelle to make the decision rather than take the chance of dealing with power outages and blocked roads due to downed trees.
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