What with the ice storm, the local schools have been closed yesterday and today. But here's the thing: it was obvious from the forecasts that the last of the sleet was going to be yesterday evening. Enough time to clear out highways and main arteries. As they were this morning. And yet, yet ... schools are closed because some parents would keep their kids home rather than risk driving on even mildly dangerous roads. And the rest of us have to deal with it.