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JCPS testing school buses, preparing for more snow and bitter cold

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS is doing its homework and getting ready for the possibility of school on Wednesday. In fact, you may even see some buses on the streets today.

Crews started scraping snow from schools buses at the Nichols bus compound early Tuesday, a day after a winter storm deposited eight inches of snow on the streets of Metro Louisville. JCPS canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday because of dangerous roads. 

The buses haven't been used since Friday, so JCPS knows getting them ready to pick up students requires work ahead of time.

Some buses will also start testing out the roads at noon.

"We're going to go out and check our bus routes and give us an idea of what shape the side roads are in and then that will give us some idea of what tomorrow brings," said Rick Caple, JCPS director of transportation.

As for class later this week, JCPS says the main concern for Wednesday will be snow and Thursday and Friday will be temperature.

When it comes to temperature, the chief operating officer at JCPS says there's no magic number for canceling school. Wait times at school bus stops and whether or not it's safe to be outside are the major factors.

JCPS will most likely decide whether to cancel classes early Wednesday morning. 

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