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Superstorm washes out Riverside D.C. trip

Riverside’s eighth-grade class won’t get a chance to see the nation’s capital this week after a state of emergency in Washington, D.C., forced the travel agency to cancel the trip.

Superintendent Scott Mann said Monday afternoon the district called the parents and notified them of the decision to cancel the trip shortly after being notified by K&K Tours.

“We are canceling the trip altogether,” he said. “It’s not something you like doing, but it is for the safety for everyone.”

Washington was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy on Monday.

About 70 students and adult chaperones were scheduled to take part and had already paid deposits for the trip. It is uncertain if those deposits will be returned.

“We are working with the travel agency to see what we can do,” Mr. Mann said. “It was non-refundable for any reason but we want to see what we can do.

“When they put it into a state of emergency that takes it out of our hands.”

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