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Snow and Ice Covered School Parking Lots


KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Some schools in Kanawha County were on a two hour delay, so crews had time to clear the parking lots.

From Sissonville to Capital High School, even Shoals Elementary, parking lots in Kanwaha Valley were an icy and snowy mess on Friday morning, long after the storm passed.

Arlene Talbert was dropping off lunch for her granddaughter at Sissionville High. She says, "I think it's really a mess, really. It should be cleared off if they're gonna start back off to school."

Principal Ron Reedy says, "When I arrived this morning, I noticed the parking lot had hardly been touched, or looked like it had hardly been touched. As a matter of fact, when I got out of my parking space, I stepped into snow up to my ankle and though this isn't good."

Sissonville High was one school on a two hour delay, but still, it wasn't enough time to clear all the lots.

Reedy says, "Had we not had a delay, I would anticipate there would have been some major problems."

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ron Duerring says, "We started our workers at four this morning. We thought with a two hour delay we could get to all of them and we did get to most of them. There might have been some they didn't." He says they learned a lesson of their own this time. "The next time maybe we should look at starting the night before."

Sissonville High School was plowed twice. Reedy says the ice was so thick, the blade couldn't cut through the first time around.


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