BOSTON (CBS) – Tropical Storm Henri largely spared Massachusetts from significant damage on Sunday. But the threat of hazardous conditions prompted one school district to postpone its first day of school.
The first day of classes were scheduled for Monday in Southbridge. But on Saturday, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Villar made the decision to close schools.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shots - Who Can Get It And Who Has To Wait
Southbridge did receive some tree damage during the storm, but it was not widespread.READ MORE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill To Add Gender 'X' Option On Birth Certificates, Drivers Licenses
Villar said he made the decision early because he was worried about potential power outages on Sunday.
“I was concerned that if I waited until Sunday to make the call there was a possibility that communications would be hampered by the predicted power outages causing confusion,” Villar said. “Clearly, the forecasting was not on target but in the grand scheme of things I think that is a good thing.”MORE NEWS: Costco Limiting How Much Toilet Paper, Paper Towels And Cleaning Supplies You Can Buy Again
The first day of school will be Tuesday.