Knox County students say winter weather let them down

Knox County students say winter weather let them down

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"I'd have to miss work if they were out of school today. I know she'd like to be out of school, but it's nice to still be able to send them to school to learn," Dan Carr said. "I'd have to miss work if they were out of school today. I know she'd like to be out of school, but it's nice to still be able to send them to school to learn," Dan Carr said.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Although many East Tennessee school districts were closed due to winter weather Friday, Knox County Schools opened on a one-hour delay. Parents were glad, but students felt a little let down.

After brief periods of snow Thursday night, it started falling again in Knoxville around 6:00 a.m., causing more slick spots on roads and overpasses.

Officials say patches of black ice were a concern all morning across East Tennessee. The additional bands of winter weather just made it worse.

Many roads were already treated, which was good news for drivers. But for Knox County students like Chandler Snyder, the dusting just wasn't enough.

Chandler said when he woke up and look outside Friday, he was disappointed he didn't see two inches of snow.

He wished the schools were on a longer delay so he could spend more time playing in the snow with his friends.

Chandler said he was mad because he didn't want to go to school and would rather make snow balls to throw at his friends.

However, Dan Carr, the father of a student, said he was happy there was just a delay.

"I'm glad they are going to school so I can still go to work today. I'd have to miss work if they were out of school today. I know she'd like to be out of school, but it's nice to still be able to send them to school to learn," Carr said.

Knox County officials said no roads were closed due to snow or ice Friday. In the city of Knoxville, roads were treated with rock salt and brine and there were no major closures.

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