Lingering Effects Of Icing Closes Area Schools

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Parents and some students may be wondering if they'll ever return to school.

Athens City, Federal Hocking, Nelsonville-York and Trimble Schools were closed once again Thursday as lingering icy conditions on streets and sidewalks made moving about dangerous.

Athens City Schools is listed as closing the most of Athens County systems – 14 days during the year.

The heavy winter weather has eaten through all the calamity days for most Athens County school systems causing lawmakers in Columbus to move legislation granting an additional four emergency days.

Even if those additional days are allowed many school systems will have still exceeded their number requiring make-up days in the spring or by adding time to the school day.

Many counties in Southeast Ohio continued snow emergency designations Thursday.

Athens, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, and Scioto Counties were reporting level one snow emergencies.

Coshocton, Morgan, Muskingum, and Vinton continued under a level-two snow emergency Thursday morning.

AEP Ohio reported just 101 customers in Scioto County without power at 7 a.m. Thursday morning after dealing with more than 2,000 outages Wednesday.