Several things had to come together before Danbury officials could make the call about closing school Wednesday. Mayor Mark Boughton says they had to figure out where to move more than a foot of snow, and coordinate with other towns to see if teachers would be able to make it in.
There is a significant number of Danbury students that don't take the bus to school. Boughton says they had to see if sidewalks would be clear and safe for them. The other problem with this volume of snow is the sightlines at the corners. The big piles of snow make it so driver's aren't able to see kids walking to school, some in the dark.
Not a lot of accidents were reported yesterday in Danbury. Boughton says residents cooperated and stayed home, businesses stayed closed and that helped snow clearing operations.