Round Two of Severe Cold Makes for Icy Roads and Dangerous Commute

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 10-block walk to Marshall University for some people Monday should have come with a sign: "Walk at Your Own Risk."

"I'm not used to this at all," said James Craig, a freshman from Florida. "It's very slippery, and I'm afraid to fall."

Many Tri-State residents were staying close to home Monday because of ice on the roads. In some cases, ice nearly half an inch thick stretched from curb to curb.

"You've got to be careful," said Teresa Goodpaster of Barboursville. "You have to watch your step because you don't want to fall and break a bone."

Several school bus routes were canceled Monday morning because of deteriorating conditions. Drivers were able to start in 40 degrees, making runs to the high schools and middle schools. However, several runs to elementary schools had to be canceled as the roads started to become snow and ice covered.

"We notified everyone, and it's an excused absence," Joe Meadows said. "A two-hour
delay is not necessarily for road conditions, but to make sure the buses are up and running. That way we don't have students standing out in frigid temperatures waiting 10, 15 minutes for a delayed bus."

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