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Public schools reopen today

All government schools are set to reopen this morning in the wake of Hurricane Nicole.

The Ministry of Education announced yesterday afternoon that government preschools, primary, middle and senior schools would reopen today and operate on a normal schedule.

However, a spokeswoman added: “The ministry is advising parents and students to use extra caution walking to and from school as some sidewalks and roadways have not been fully cleared.”

Government schools closed early on Wednesday in advance of the storm, and remained closed on Thursday and Friday.

In a statement on Friday, Senator Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said the Government was assessing the schools looking at the possibility of power and structural damage, with the aim of having the schools reopen this morning.

One government school, CedarBridge Academy, had been used as an emergency shelter during the storm, with about three dozen people taking shelter between Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.

According to Mr Baron, everyone who took shelter at the site was able to return home by 10am on Friday.

Back to school: CedarBridge Academy was used as a shelter during Hurricane Nicole

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Published October 17, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated October 17, 2016 at 9:38 am)

Public schools reopen today

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