LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For Jefferson County Public School students the school day got off to a late start Wednesday, following a two-hour delay prompted by frigid temperatures and slick surface conditions.
"I just wanted to make sure that my kids got off to school safe and warm," said Keishanna Hughes while dropping her son off at Meyzeek Middle School Wednesday morning.
"Even though it was a two-hour delay, the buses were still kind of running late, which I understand," began Hughes, "because I'd rather them be safe; but it's just so cold out here."
With temperatures hovering around five degrees in Louisville as the two-hour delay winded down, Hughes opted to have her children wait on their school buses in the warmth of her car. According to Hughes, one of her children even took extra measures to beat the cold.
"My daughter was standing at the bus stop in a coat and a blanket," said Hughes.
"It's really cold," said JCPS student Camilia Araque. "I mean, it's nice because I get to sleep in," said Araque.
After enjoying a snow day Tuesday, the duPont Manual sophomore welcomed the two-hour delay, but admitted she did not look forward to having to make up missed time in school.
"I mean, it's nice because I get to sleep in," said Araque. "I don't want to get out June 7th."
With memories of a treacherous morning commute still fresh in her mind, Araque applauded the district's decision to delay classes Wednesday morning.
"I was riding to school last week on Friday," began Araque, "and I thought we should have had a delay or something because the bus slipped a couple times and it was pretty scary."
"They still missed a couple of classes but I still think the two hour delay was fine," began Hughes, "because, as we all know, they do need to be there."
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