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JCPS on two hour delay, city leaders address snow clean up

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - After a full week of snow days, JCPS buses will be back on the roads Monday. 

The district is on a two-hour delay so middle and high schools will start at 9:40 a.m. and elementary schools will begin at 11:05 a.m.

"This will allow our buses and our students to maneuver in and wait at bus stops in the daylight," JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens said. 

District officials were getting ready Sunday. Drivers and mechanics turned on school buses and some hit the road. Hargens says conditions have greatly improved. 

"Obviously, one of our main priorities after safety is to get our kids back in school," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. "And so JCPS has been prioritizing which routes and which roads need to be cleared so that we can get kids back in school and buses can travel safely tomorrow." 

Fischer says the city's "snow team" has been working 24/7 for almost a full week and the main roads are largely clear. 

MSD crews have also been busy. 

"With the warmer weather and the sun today, essentially all the major roads and intersections have been cleared," MSD Director Greg Heitzman said. "We do not have any reports at all of any ponding in any of the intersections."

City officials say the number of water main breaks and calls for frozen pipes has gone down.

But that could be changing soon, when the bitter cold returns to the area. 

"Everybody please remember again to bundle up. Watch for black ice in the morning when you're out traveling. That's something were going to have to be concerned about and aware of," Fischer said. 

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