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Some students returning to school must deal with snowy bus stops

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 23:18:11-05

RICHMOND, Va. --  After nearly a week off from school, most school systems will resume classes Thursday. Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond Public Schools have been out of school since Friday's snowstorm. All the school districts will open on a two-hour delay Thursday.

"It gives some time for the ice and snow to melt," Chesterfield mother Alveeta Bower said about the delay.

She said she was pleased with the decision to delay because the roads in her neighborhood were mostly clear as was her daughter's bus stop down the road. However, she and others were concerned for other parts of Central Virginia.

"I still feel like some of the streets in some of the areas may not be as clear as our streets outside," she said.

A drive around town proved that fear to be true.

At Haden Avenue and Castlewood Road in South Richmond, there was still some snow in parts of the street and nearby.

Haden Avenue and Castlewood Road in South Richmond

Haden Avenue and Castlewood Road in South Richmond

In Henrico County, we went to a bus stop at Flamingo and Rockwood Rd. where the bus will be taking students to Tuckahoe Middle School. As of Wednesday evening, snow still covered parts of the roads.

Rockwood Road and Flamingo Road in Henrico County

Rockwood Road and Flamingo Road in Henrico County

While crews continued to work to plow all side streets, Alveeta said she hoped everyone would be extra cautious on the road Thursday.