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Dangerous Roads Delay White Swan Schools

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Every morning Don Jensen gets in his car and drives around White Swan to make sure the roads are safe enough to drive on.

"I test the roadway by applying the brakes now and then and to see if the road is as slick as it looks," said Jensen.

And he said this morning it was too slippery to drive on, so he called the Mt. Adams School District Superintendent.

"He's slipping and sliding around we know we cant put a bus on that," said Rick Foss, the District Superintendent.

Which is why schools were delayed for about two hours this morning. The superintendent says last year they only had two delays.

"This is very unusual if we see delays, they're generally in January," said

Don Jensen has been patrolling the streets for over 20 years. He says this morning's fog was so heavy he could only see 20 feet in front of him and the roads were covered in ice.

"When we get icy conditions steering becomes difficult," said Foss.

So difficult that one of the buses slid this morning. There were no injuries and no kids on board. The superintendent says they don't know what to expect this winter.

"We could have numerous delays especially with the fog and ice, ice causes everyone problems," said Foss.

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