School across Eastern Massachusetts cancelled classes on Monday due to a major winter storm that was forecasted to bring up to 10 inches of snow.

Even though the snow total amounts were less than predicted New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell told WBSM's Phil Paleologos says cancelling classes was the right thing to do.

They were still predicting four to six inches, and consistently by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency," said Mitchell " said Mitchell "all it takes is for one kid to get hurt and then they wonder 'why didn't you cancel school'"

Mayor mitchell did say that despite the lower snow amounts roadways did remain slippery between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. and that could've created issues for parents and children who tried to get to school on time.

Despite the lower than expected snow totals mayor mitchell said crews were out in force.

"Our crews will be dealing with the pavement, making sure it's safe, and I think we're going to get a melt a little bit today and then alot more in the next couple of days," said Mayor Mitchell.

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