- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts school district has cancelled classes the rest of the week over roof concerns as New England braces for more snow.

Pentucket Regional School District Superintendent Jeff Mulqueen said in a message on the district website that officials are concerned about the integrity of school roofs. He said each roof covers about 100,000 square feet and has a 30-pound-per-square-foot capacity.

He said the district’s scheduled winter recess next week gives it an “added cushion of time” to clear snow by the time classes are scheduled to resume Feb. 23.

Mulqueen wrote “That is a lot of snow to remove and a lot of snow to move on the ground.”

The district operates six schools in Merrimac, Groveland and West Newbury near the New Hampshire state line.

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