Two hour delays are a nightmare for parents and around here they can go from a delay to closed with little warning. One year they had already begun to pick the high school kids up when they cancelled and had to go around dropping kids off. Thankfully, this was high school, so the kids could be home alone. Imagine if it had been school age children?
This year there have already been canceled schools and mega snow problems. Walking and getting around, even in areas where it is walkable, doesn't mean it is safe or wise to do so.