EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A winter storm blanketed Southern New England in snow overnight into Tuesday morning. Much of the area saw several inches of snow, but the accumulations and road conditions varied.

As a result, many school districts had a distance learning day, while some were delayed and others had a full-on snow day.

12 News learned in 33 Rhode Island public school districts, 19 called for a snow day, while 14 opted for a distance learning day.

Cranston Public Schools, for example, chose to implement one of the RIDE approved Distance Learning Days for Tuesday’s inclement weather. The district noted students just came back from a week of vacation and felt it was important to continue instruction.

“By choosing to do a 9:00-2:00 virtual time frame, our students can have the best of both worlds: a day of teaching and learning, with time to play in the snow in the afternoon,” a statement from Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse noted in part.

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