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Amherst public schools closed because floors are too slippery

Schools in the Amherst Regional School District are closed on September 12 due to slippery floors. (Credit: Metro file photo) Schools in the Amherst Regional School District were closed Thursday due to slippery floors.
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Schools in the Amherst Regional Public School district of Massachusetts didn't open Thursday due to slippery floors.

The district, which serves children from Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury, announced the closing on its website Thursday morning, simply stating that "due to weather-related building issues, all Amherst-Pelham Regional, Amherst Public and Pelham Elementary schools will be closed Thursday."

The weather issues are not explained on the website. However, an automated voicemail from Superintendent Maria Geryk that was sent out to parents in the district on Wednesday evening said that the floors, which had been waxed over the summer, had become so slippery from the high humidity that they caused 22 falls already, according to MassLive.com.

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