Parents critical of mayor not for closing NYC schools amid storm

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Many parents said Wednesday that Mayor Bill de Blasio should have closed schools due to icy and slushy road conditions.

Buses were lining up outside P.S. 279 in Canarsie around 2 p.m. to take children home, and workers were spreading salt along walkways.

Parents were also at the school early to pick up their children, trying to beat the brunt of the storm.

"I think that they should have kept the schools open," one parent said. "I don't feel like it was significant enough snow to close down the schools. I think they made a good decision."

After-school programs were held as planned Wednesday, according to the Department of Education.

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