Winter storm puts Wolfe Co. at 26 snow days

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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Wolfe County has now missed 26 days of school.

The superintendent tells WKYT that when he saw the Mountain Parkway on Thursday morning, he knew they would have to cancel classes again. On Wednesday, schools operated on "plan b," which means buses didn't travel on 40 different roads throughout the county. Despite that they still had 92% attendance on Wednesday.

The superintendent says they were planning on operating on a "plan B" again Thursday morning, but decided to close when even the main roads through town were covered with snow.

"Hope spring will get here, and we can get a flow to our school year," said Superintendent Kenny Bell

Wolfe County Road Department Foreman Mike Oliver spent Thursday morning the same way he and his crews have spent dozens of others this winter, plowing and salting snow covered roads

Oliver says the county has used an estimated 200 tons of salt this winter. That's about 60 tons more than last year.

"I've seen all the snow I want to this year," says Oliver.

Oliver says they're already stocking up on gravel because once the snow melts, they expect to make repairs to gravel roads across the county.

There is a Wolfe County Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Superintendent Bell says they're looking at having school during spring break and on Presidents' Day to make up some of the snow days.

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