Bloomberg to Complaining Parents: Duh!

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The first snow day for New York City public schools in five years has brought some criticism from parents. A decision to close the schools was reached at 5:40 this morning, but at a news conference today Mayor Bloomberg expressed little sympathy for parents who complained they were caught without childcare.

Bloomberg: If you got up this morning, looked outside and it didn't come to you right away, the thought that, gee, I wonder of school will be closed today, and you didn't know enough to call 311, I'd suggest another day in school is probably a good idea.

Narration: The storm dropped up to 10 inches of snow in the New York City area. Gusty winds and cold temperatures are expected to linger through tomorrow.