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Published January 16, 2014, 09:58 PM

Parents work around winter weather and children at home

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Business leaders in the metro area say most of us have enough experience with our blizzards that many families have back-up plans when schools and day cares close.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Business leaders in the metro area say most of us have enough experience with our blizzards that many families have back-up plans when schools and day cares close.

Some parents tag team or work half days when bad weather forces the closure of schools and day care. And many employers allow workers to take laptops home and do work there.

Craig Whitney, The Chamber president and CEO: “Certainly when you have days like this where schools are closed and daycares are shut down, it provides challenges. But the cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead do a great job with the roads and make it easier to get around.”

But we are pretty lucky. Snow storms may cost a couple billion dollars a year, but even fantasy football is a lot more expensive for employers. Same goes for the flu and insomnia, which is the number one most expensive problem for employers.

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