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Schools closed in Central Virginia as crews work to plow secondary roads

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 22:10:40-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The storm has passed leaving some parts of Central Virginia with over a foot of snow.

Many people spent Sunday sledding and having snow ball fights, perfect for a good time, but school officials determined road conditions were not safe for school buses and decided to close schools Monday.

Some parents Chesterfield parents said  they saw it coming.

“There is way too much snow in our neighborhood for school buses to get through, they won’t make it down here,” said a parent as she was trying to maneuver her SUV down the road.

“They usually close the schools as a precaution, so kids should be home for a while I’m guessing,” another parent said while sledding with his daughters.

Sunday morning, WTVR CBS 6 News crews drove around to get a better idea of what school buses would be up against.

Most secondary roads in Chesterfield were covered in snow. The Powhite Parkway was clear but in Richmond, the roads were hit or miss.

Some roads were smooth sailing, but others were blocked by stuck cars and plowed snow.

Officials said schools would likely be closed until all school bus routes are safely plowed, and most kids seemed to be ok with that.

“We are not going to have school for the rest of our whole entire lives! Well, at least not until Thursday or Friday,” a group of kids yelled as they hopped on their sleds in Chesterfield.

Click here for the up-to-the-minute list of area closings.