A cold snap just after New Year's led to several school closings and delays across the Tri-State. In the early morning hours, temperatures -- below zero on Tuesday -- were dangerously cold. Schools that canceled and delayed classes this week cited the cold temperatures.
But how do schools decide if weather calls for a delay or closing?
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In the case of Kenton County Schools, classes are delayed only if weather conditions will change in a 1-2 hour timeframe, according to spokesperson Jess Dykes.
WATCH the video in the player above to learn more about this decision-making process.