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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


    Cohasset Public Schools

    Duxbury Public Schools

    Hull Public Schools

    The Johnson School in Nahant

    Manchester Essex Regional School District


    Marshfield Public Schools

    Newburyport Public Schools

    Quincy Public Schools

    Scituate Public Schools

    South Shore Charter Public School


    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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