How does a radio station inform an ice-covered metro area of 12 million about school closings? Very slowly. We listened to 1010 WINS at 6:40, and eventually learned that they'd read the New Jersey closings at 7:33. Tried the Web site and it was taking forever to open. A five second stop at the local blog and the first thing we see: Go back to sleep. Why didn't we think of it earlier?

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