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    List of school closings for Friday

    Topsfield, MA 12/09/05 The winter crew for First Student (cq), a school bus compay, moves school buses so a parking lot where they park can be plowed. The buses are parked at the Topsfield Fair Grounds. Near white out conditions made for a tough afternoon of driving, though Topsfield had no school. (Globe Staff Photo / Mark Wilson)
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    As the state gears up for a powerful nor’easter, schools across the region have announced closures.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting that much of the state will only get a few inches of snow or less, but meteorologists warn that forecast could change and that flooding, rain, and high winds are all likely.

    Here’s a list of some schools that have announced school closures and early releases on Friday, updated as of 8 a.m.

    School closures

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    Cohasset Public Schools

    Duxbury Public Schools

    Hull Public Schools

    The Johnson School in Nahant

    Manchester Essex Regional School District

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    Marshfield Public Schools

    Newburyport Public Schools

    Quincy Public Schools

    Scituate Public Schools

    South Shore Charter Public School

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    Taunton Public Schools

    Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill

    Early Releases

    Quabbin Regional School District (Closing 2 hours early)

    Worcester Public Schools (Closing 2 hours early)

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