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Difficult Decision to Cancel School

Dejanay Spillers spent Monday afternoon hitting the slopes instead of the books.
Dejanay Spillers spent Monday afternoon hitting the slopes instead of the books.

"It was scary," Spillers said. 

Her Vigo County elementary school will be closed for the fourth day in a row Thursday.

Her mother's hoping its the last.

"I think they're driving each other crazy being stuck in the house," Jessica McCullough said. 

The snow and ice covered roads are making that a difficult wish to grant.

"The county roads are the biggest concern as far as roads are concerned, that is a prime factor and the roads in the county are still very very slick," Danny Tanoos, Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent said.

The rural county roads aren't the only trouble-makers, city sidewalks are also an issue.

"I look at the whole picture, because we often times loose track of the city kids who have to walk on the sidewalks that have not been cleared, that's a lot of wet feet," Tanoos said.

Students will be greeted by clean sidewalks when they return to school.

"A lot of manpower and woman-power being used to at this time to get those lots cleared," Tanoos said.

Whenever that is, there's a first-grader ready to go.

"In first grade it's hard work you have to do to clip up," Spillers said.
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