Schools Still Adjusting For Winter Weather
County Closing Today; City On Delay
Posted: March 8, 2013
HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Schools will be closed today and Harrisonburg City Schools is operating on a two-hour delay due to lingering conditions from Wednesday’s snowstorm, superintendents say.
County Superintendent Carol Fenn said some roads remain “treacherous” and administrators didn’t feel comfortable sending buses out to maneuver them.
“We worked really hard today to try to make it possible to go to school,” Fenn said, adding that the east side of the county got the worst of the storm, with roads around Elkton particularly dangerous and many residents still without power as of late Thursday.
“[Virginia Department of Transportation] has done an excellent job and we thank them for their excellent work,” she said Thursday evening. “We just don’t feel comfortable putting our children on some of those treacherous roads tomorrow morning.”
Harrisonburg Superintendent Scott Kizner said Thursday that division administrators expected black ice to be clinging to some city roads this morning, one reason for the delay. Also, he said bus stop areas were still littered with snow.
“People still haven’t shoveled around the bus stop areas [and] we want students to be out when it’s light outside,” Kizner said.
Contact Emily Sharrer at 574-6286 or email@example.com