Snow Flurries Force Pollock Pines Schools to Close

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POLLOCK PINES --

Pollock Pines School District officials called school off for all district students due to poor weather.

Maintenance crewed cleared up remnants of early morning snow.

"We still come in and do our normal routine. We're still going to clear the parking lot, clear the campus," School Maintenance and Operations worker, Randall Stedronsky, said.

But today, the parking lot of Pinewood Elementary school was empty. Pollock Pines School district officials made the decision to close all schools before buses pulled out at 6:50 a.m.

But with just two inches of snow accumulation, many parents were surprised.

"At first, I thought maybe it was really icy. Because sometimes the ice can be bad because it rained last night. But it was slushy, easy to move, easy to drive on, didn't need 4-wheel drive," parent, Travis Stull said.

His daughter Caroline hoped she would be able to make a snowman on her day off. Instead, all she saw on the ground was dripping water.

"I could't even go sledding. I'm just like, 'OK, what do I do?' Chores," Caroline Stull said.

District officials said because heavy snow hit the area right before school started, they worried about students traveling in poor road conditions.

County, Cal trans, and school plows worked to clear out roads in the morning. Neighbor, Chuck Vanderpool was hoping to jump in on the fun with his new "toys."

"This is my tractor, and here is the snowblower," Vanderpool showed us.

But with no much to plow, he will have to wait for what he called a "real" snow day.

"People who live here, adapt to this kind of condition, you're always doing work," Vanderpool said.

"I don't know what we're doing to do when it really starts snowing, which I sure hope it does." Stull said.

Weather experts said a similar storm will be hitting the area this weekend. However, as of now, school is scheduled to resume Monday.