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Published: Monday, 11/18/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Downed wires, debris led Perrysburg to cancel school today


Damage from the storm Sunday night led Perrysburg Schools Superintendent Tom Hosler to first delay and then cancel school today.

He consulted with the transportation department as officials drove around Perrysburg and Perrysburg Township roads at 5 a.m.

"We found roads were closed due to downed wires," he said. "A road they don't want people driving through we would be asking students to walk through."

Mr. Hosler had concerns with students that weren't just walking to a bus stop, but walking to school. He said with some main roads closed, side streets with debris would be used. Students might walk on the side of the road but could have to walk in the roadway because of debris on the roadside, and that would not be safe, he said.

"When we made the decision at 8 a.m. we saw the same concerns," Mr. Hosler said.

Also, he said, the homes of many students do not have electricity which creates trouble preparing for school. All of the school buildings by 1 a.m. had its power back.

The Perrysburg Board of Education meeting is still scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Mr. Hosler said coaches will be contacting students about after school activities.

Storm damage also prompted Rossford and Oregon schools in metro Toledo to close today.

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