Excessive heat prompts early school dismissals

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Temperatures reached the upper-90s Tuesday. Temperatures reached the upper-90s Tuesday.
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Several school districts across New Jersey released students early Tuesday due to the excessive heat.

Temperatures around the Garden State reached into the upper-90s for the third day in a row, giving New Jersey its second heat wave of 2017.

Trenton Public Schools operated on a reduced schedule and all after-school and after-care activities were canceled.

Clifton, Cranford, Edgewater, Hamilton Township, Hillsborough Township, North Plainfield, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional and Woodbridge Township school districts either dismissed students early or operated on a reduced class schedule.

Temperatures are expected to cool into the 70s for Wednesday.

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