East Tenn. parents scramble ahead of snow day


MARYVILLE (WATE) – Kids around East Tennessee are happy they’ll get to miss school on Wednesday, but the same story might not be true for their parents.

Many parents found out early that their kids weren’t going to have school Wednesday because of the weather, so they’ve had some time to figure what to do.

As Christina Kluever watched the Heritage Middle School girls’ basketball game Tuesday night, she was already thinking about what to do about Wednesday. She has two kids that won’t be in class.

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“I do love snow days. I’m a teacher,” she said.

The Blount County kindergarten teacher already has one idea.

“Everybody will be dressed in layers ready to go out and play, build a snowman, throw snowballs, go sledding, but if it doesn’t snow then I guess we really will probably go to jump jam or a trampoline park, possibly a movie. Maybe take a trip around Cades Cove to see if we can find any snow,” said Kluever.

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While Kleuver plans to be out, Ken and Pat Buckner plan to stay close to home. Both of them will be home with their son.

“A big breakfast, biscuits and gravy and we’ll probably play Xbox and play in the snow,” said Ken Buckner.  “If we’re going to have snow then I want it to be a few inches so that it’s enough for them to go out and play and have fun. If it’s just going to sprinkle white stuff, get messy then go away then I’d rather it not be here at all,” he said.

Before the kids play they’ll have one chore.

“Homework will have to be completed,” said Kluever.

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