What’s Open, Closed in Storm’s Aftermath

Photograph by Carolyn Russell.

Haverhill Public Schools are opening on a two-hour delay, but there is no morning kindergarten on Tuesday, according to Superintendent James F. Scully.

He advises parents of children walking to school to warn them of possible snow bank and traffic dangers.

“The adverse weather that we have been facing has caused problems for many but the decisions that I have been making are for the children of Haverhill–with their safety being my primary consideration. I would strongly urge you to discuss with your children the dangers of these huge snow banks and the fact that automobiles are having trouble negotiating some areas. I have received various communications from state officials and later this week I am hoping to communicate with you the actual impact these storms will have on our schedule,” Scully said.

Whittier Regional Technical High School, Haverhill, also has a two hour delayed opening on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Mayor James J. Fiorentini is thanking residents for their patience.

“I asked everyone—unprecedented, we’ve never done it before—to keep all cars off the road. And I would say, 95 percent or better of the public complied,” Fiorentini told WHAV’s Open Mike Show listeners last night.

He acknowledged rising tensions as storm after storm adds more snow.

“I know it’s tough. People are losing their patience and I don’t blame them. They’re frustrated, but overwhelmingly people have worked with us, and I just want to say thank you.”

Colleges and Universities

Northern Essex Community College, all day classes cancelled and all offices closed Tuesday. However, The College will open at 4 p.m.

UMass Lowell is closed for day classes Tuesday due to weather conditions. Evening classes begin at 6 p.m., according to its online pages.

UMass Lowell day classes administered at Northern Essex Community College through 4 p.m., Tuesday, are canceled. However, all UMass Lowell evening classes administered at Northern Essex at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be held.

In addition, all day activities and business operations at UMass Lowell are canceled. Campus transportation operations will begin at 5 p.m. A campus parking ban will be lifted at noon. Essential personnel are to report as directed. Non-essential personnel are encouraged to work from home.


In Methuen, public schools are open Tuesday, according to Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, who also said there will be a full day of school Wednesday. He added Professional development day for teachers is cancelled. Methuen City Hall will open at 9 a.m., Tuesday.

Pentucket Regional Schools and offices are closed on Tuesday due to accumulating snows on roofs, according to the district’s website. Andover Public Schools are also closed Tuesday.

In Haverhill and in the town of Plaistow, N.H., trash pickup schedules are on a one day delay.