"Due to a winter weather forecast which includes severe temperatures, as a precaution, Morrisville School District officials have elected to close the schools Tuesday, Jan 7th, citing health and safety concerns for our student population," reads the alert on the district website. "21stCentury activities are also canceled. District offices will be open."
As of 6 p.m. Monday, Neshaminy, Pennsbury and Bristol township and borough school districts are all scheduled to start on time Tuesday morning. Messages posted on the district websites remind parents to take extra care bundling up in the morning and beware of any ice on the streets and sidewalks.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties, and will remain in place until 6 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
It will feel like up to 20 degrees below zero with the wind chill, the NWS said.
“This wind chill advisory means that the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. Limit your time out of doors if possible,” the NWS said in a statement.