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Bitter cold at the bus stop

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-07 13:34:32-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - This morning, several area school districts delayed the start of the day.

Norfolk started two hours late.

But not in Virginia Beach - the school buses rolled at their normal times picking up kids in the cold.

Despite the artic-like weather, Virginia Beach schools remained on a normal schedule after officials took extra precautions leading up to the double-digit drop in temperatures.

School bus drivers started earlier than usual this morning - warming up their buses while doing pre-checks before picking up students.

But on their routes, several drivers noticed less students at the bus stop, since several parents decided to drive their students to school.

"Yeah, I just didn't want them standing out at the bus stop because the temperature's so low."

Some still rode the bus just bundled up with lots of layers.

"It's kind of scary to get the kids out when it's 12 degrees, but they've got to go to school."

Matthew Hill's 4-year-old daughter, along with several other elementary school students off South Plaza Trail, got to wait inside their warm houses before the bus arrived to pick them up right outside their door.

"Yeah she was excited to go to school, she's wanting snow."

NewsChannel 3 spoke to parents about the school system's decision to have classes begin on time.

"Yeah, I think it's fine, there was no ice or nothing on the ground."

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