January 2013

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Cold weather, winds continue; students miss another day of school

On a day Benson school students were supposed to be making up for a day lost to a blizzard back on Dec. 10, they lost their make-up day to another blizzard.

Benson students will now be going to classes into June.

As District 777 school buses headed out on their routes early Monday morning the wind was blowing at s mild 10 mph out of the northwest. But in just 15 minutes, between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m., wind speeds pick up significantly, howling out of the northwest at between 30 and 36 mph.

The strong winds caused rapid drifting making some country roads impassable. At 6:40 a.m. a school bus was reported stuck in the country. The vehicle sent out to help get it unstuck, ended up in the ditch.