Archive for Thursday, February 10, 2005

Snow causes wrecks, cancels school

February 10, 2005

There was no school for Lansing students Wednesday, but the worst of the weather system hit Tuesday afternoon just as school was getting out, city officials said.

"When it was snowing the heaviest was about the time school got out, of course, when we have the most traffic," said Police Chief Steven Wayman. He said he knew of four weather-related accidents through Wednesday morning, none of which resulted in injury.

So many vehicles were reported sliding into ditches during Tuesday's 3-inch snowfall that police were overwhelmed by the number of calls, Wayman said.

Randal Bagby, Lansing schools superintendent found country roads too dangerous for buses about 5 a.m. Wednesday when he made the decision to cancel school.

"It's a tricky decision because in town usually the roads are better, but out here (in the country), they're pretty bad," Bagby said.

He said he also was concerned about wind blowing more snow onto the roads.

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