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Snow Continues To Hamper School Buses Long After Storms

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By Jonathan Wilson

School districts in Northern Virginia are still struggling to maneuver school buses around snow mounds and onto neighborhood roads covered with ice in some spots.

Fairfax County's Public School District has heard plenty of complaints about children being dropped off far from their normal bus stops and having to walk the rest of the way home.

Paul Regnier, a spokesman for the district, says schools try to notify parents ahead of time about altered routes, but he also says there's still so much snow that bus drivers often can't make assessments about which roads are passable until they see for themselves.

"I think the bus drivers are doing what they can to look out for kids safety," says Regnier. "Everybody else is [as well] we just have to all work together to make it happen."

Joan Morris with the Virginia Department of Transportation, says VDOT road crews are still working with the school district to help clear school bus routes.

But she also says continuing low temperatures mean some sidewalks and street corners will continue to be blocked by snow for a while longer.

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