Some Painesville students finally getting home after snow impacts buses getting to school

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio- Some students in Painesville got home extra late from school Thursday night due to the winter weather.

According to information on the Painesville City Local Schools website, "Due to the ice and snow, and unprecedented traffic gridlock within the City of Painesville,  a number of buses have been unable to get to the schools to pick up students for the afternoon bus routes. These students are being sheltered safely with staff members in the school buildings and being given refreshments."

The school district said as traffic and roads cleared, the students were brought home; the district also said parents who were able to walk to the schools to pick up their child were welcomed to do so.

The district encouraged parents not to contribute to the current traffic gridlock trying to drive to pick up their child.

The superintendent told FOX 8 that Chestnut Elementary was the last school where buses arrived to pick up children to take them home.

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