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Why Are Hopkinton Schools Closed Today?

Students in Hopkinton are enjoying a second day off after Huricane Sandy.

To many people Hopkinton fared pretty well compared to other towns in the area, but early this morning Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent Steven Hiersche made the decision to keep the schools closed for the day.

"There were several roads in town that were impassable during the morning hours," Hiersche said. 

Although storm damage kept the total power outages for the town below 10 percent of NStar customers, there were also enough branches down near the school buildings to cause significant safety concerns.

"We had branches on the wires at the Center School and the white house [central administration building] and we weren't sure when NStar would be able to get here," Hiersche said.

Schools will be open again tomorrow. Middle school students will be having day 1. High school students will be having day C. Seniors at the High School are also invited to wear costumes for Halloween.

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