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PE Has Snow Route Options

PRINCE EDWARD – A dusting of snow, and one lost instructional day could offer a foretaste of yet another winter and a snow bank of missed days.

Though they haven't been used in years, county school board members talked snow bus routes at their December 8 meeting.

According to Director of Support Services Richard Goode, they are the same as the past, though he said they have made a couple of additions.

“Those roads are basically dead ends or unpaved roads,” Goode explained. “And they really are not the top priority when it comes to cleaning 'cause they try to do the major highways or major thoroughways…but they eventually get to…those roads also.”

Goode added that some are passable and the ones that are passable they'll call the parents and let them know that a bus can come down the road.

Any time there is inclement weather, Goode earlier highlighted, he and the supervisor of transportation personally go up and down those roads that are passable. They get reports from the Virginia Department of Transportation, State Police, Sheriff's Department and go out themselves and physically look at those roads.

School board member Linda Leatherwood asked how long it had been since the routes were used. Goode offered that it's been awhile-possibly when then Superintendent Dr. Anderson may have been here.

Goode noted that they would put the routes on the school's website, send it to The Herald and may send copies home by the students on each bus “just in case we need to use it. But it's been…my experience that when we can't come to school, we can't come to school.”

The Routes

The snow bus routes identify meeting points (though they are subject to change). Those who live on identified roads are expected to meet at the closest intersection; parents and guardians are also expected to meet at designated locations morning and afternoon.

The following meeting points are subject to change depending upon road and bus route changes:

FARMVlLLE DISTRICT: Buffalo Heights Rd (644), meet at Back Hampden Sydney Rd (643)

LOCKETT DISTRICT: Cedar Point Road (756), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460) Cooper Hill Road (740), meet at Poorhouse Road (636); Giles Road (745), meet at Holly Farms Road (307); High Bridge Road (688), meet at Lockett Road (619); Monroe Church Road (640), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460); Moran Road (610), meet at Sandy River Road (612) or Piney Grove Road (606); Miller Lake Road (613), meet at Piney Grove Road (606); Pinebrook Road (731), meet at Holly Farms Road (307); Scuffletown Road (620), meet at intersection of Lockett Road (619) or Gully Tavern Road (600)

LEIGH DISTRICT: Campbell Crossing Road (628), meet at Patrick Henry Hwy (360); Gallion Road (629), meet at Green Bay Road (696); Leigh Mountain Rd (628), meet at Worsham Rd (630) or Green Bay Road (696); Mayhew Hudson Road (749), meet at Green Bay Road (696); Mill Creek Road (628), meet at Patrick Henry Hwy (360); Mountain Creek Road (628), meet at Schultz Mill Road (632); R.R. Eppes Road (724), meet at Patrick Henry Hwy (360); Timberlake Road (716), meet at Green Bay Road (696)

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY DISTRICT: Bethlehem Road (1004), meet at Kingsville Road (692); Bolden-Flournoy Road (702), meet at Redd Shop Road (630); Landing Road (701), meet at Farmville Road (15); Carriage Road (732), meet at Meherrin Road (630); C.C. Camp Road (737), meet at Virso Road (630); Dempsey Road (721), meet at New Bethel Road (634); Farmview Road (706), meet at Abilene Road (604); Green Town Road (691), meet at Worsham Road (630); Henderson Road (762), meet at Farmville Road (15); Highway Shop Road, meet at Kingsville Road (692); Lakeside Road (605), meet at Abilene Road (604); Oak Grove Road (742), meet at Redd Shop Road (630); Rice Creek Road (647) from Redd Shop, meet at Redd Shop Road (630); Rolling Acres Road (715), meet at Rice Creek Rd (647); Seven Eleven Road (711), meet at Redd Shop Road (630); Shady Grove Road (754), meet at Redd Shop Road (630); Watson Boulevard (725), meet at Farmville Road (15); Walton Road (752), meet at Mt. Pleasant Road (633); Whispering Wood Road (744), meet at Farmville Road (15)

BUFFALO DISTRICT: Llama Road (719), meet at Thomas Jefferson Hwy (47); Moore Road (700), meet at Darlington Heights Road (665); Nursery Road (661), meet at Heights School Road (660)

PROSPECT DISTRICT: Brooklyn Plantation Road (727), meet at Oliver Road (649); Browntown Road (677), meet at Prospect Road (608); Campbell Hill Road (693), meet at Prospect Road (626); Chinquapin Road (651), meet at Plumcreek Road (690); Cook Johnson Road (739), meet at First Rock Road (608); Dry Bridge Road (675), meet at Tuggle Road (695); Dungee Road (775), meet at Calvary Baptist Church on Hendericks Road (657); Featherfin Rd (625) meet at Holliday Lake Rd; Glenn-Carson Road (763), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460); Hardtimes Road (648), meet at Old Oak Road (780) or Back Hampden Sydney Road (643); Hidden Lake Road (751), meet Sulphur Spring Road (657) or Prince Edward Hwy (460); Isham Road (755), meet at Pin Oak Road (626); Lindsay Rd (733), meet at Calvary Baptist Church on Hendericks Road (657); Mt. Moriah Road (678), meet at Tuggle Road (695); Mitchell Road (760), meet at Pin Oak Road (626); Mountainview Road (658), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460); Oak Hill Road (615), meet at Sulphur Spring Road (657); Old Oak Road (780), meet at Hardtimes Road (648); Oliver Road (649-unpaved), meet at Oliver Road (649-paved); Plumcreek Road (690), meet at Harris Creek Rd (652) or Chinquapin Rd (651); Price Lane (656), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460); Rattler's Branch Road (720), meet at Pin Oak Road (626); Rhodies Rd (776), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460); Sam-Stiff Road (764), meet at Twenty-Two Road (650); Simpson Road (645), meet at Prince Edward Hwy (460)

Consideration will be given to buses arriving at the school early because of impassable roads.