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Snow days pile up in Grayson County

January 12, 2011|Holly Pietrzak | New River Valley Newsroom Chief

GRAYSON CO., Va. — Grayson County school students are spending more days at home than usual, and the snow is to blame!
As of Wednesday, the snow days total 14!
That's nearly triple the number compared to last year at this time.
Superintendent of Schools, Elizabeth Thomas, said she must consider conditions in the entire county before calling off school.
She monitors weather forecasts and has staff checking roads throughout the county before making a decision by the 5:30 a.m. deadline.
"Grayson County is the highest elevated county in Virginia.  So, we're dealing with some of the biggest challenges of any school division," said Thomas.
Thomas said students and staff will make up all of the time.
Her concern now is February's winter weather.
She said it's when Grayson County tends to rack up the most snow days.

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