Sunday, January 31, 2010

Schools Taking Another Snow Day

Putnam County school officials say most of the roads in the area are not yet clear enough for them to safely transport students, so Monday is another "snow day" for the school system, and Tuesday is looking like it could be one as well because officials say -- based on the forecast -- the shadier spots on many of the side streets and back roads may not melt today, or if they do, will re-freeze tonight. Officials say school buses are heavier on their front end, which means it's easier for them to slip and slide on slick surfaces, something they don't want to happen with students on board. The official decision on whether or not to close schools comes from the director, in consultation with the transportation supervisor.