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Spring snow impacts schools in Waterbury

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The Channel 3 Early Warning Weather Tracker tracked slow and snowy travel conditions across the state on Monday morning.

The short duration but high impact storm left roads slush-covered and wet, particularly in the Waterbury area.

Some locations saw 6 inches of snow.

The spring snow impacted students going to school. 

While conditions during the morning commute were slick, the roads for the rest of the day were simply wet.

Waterbury doesn't have any snow days built into their calendar. If there is a snow day, it is just tacked onto the end of the year.

Many were thankful today that they just had a two-hour delay. 

"I heard that it was going to snow and I said 'no sir, it can't snow,'" said Janice Jackson of Waterbury. 

Waterbury saw its fair share of winter on a spring day. 

Waterbury Public Schools were one of the many districts with a delay on Monday morning. 

"That snow was still coming down, you know, so I thought they might cancel it because it was still bad out there and my son has to be at school at 9 o'clock, and I was saying wow it's still coming down, but it finally stopped," Jackson said. 

On average, Waterbury schools have five days to make up at the end of the year. This year it is nine so far. 

"It's aggravating trying to have some fun with the nice weather, you know, and it keeps snowing. It's terrible," said Jayden Edwards of Waterbury. 

The tentative end for school is now June 22. 

It helped that the plows were out trying to keep all of the hilly areas cleared on Monday morning, so the buses could pass. 

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