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School canceled in Johnson City tomorrow

August 6th, 2012 3:37 pm by Staff reports

School canceled in Johnson City tomorrow

The start of the 2012-13 school year in Johnson City will be delayed a second day due to storm damage, according to the city.
A torrential downpour in Johnson City Sunday night caused widespread flooding and damaged at least three but maybe five school transit vans possibly beyond repair.
City officials were waiting to see if a full fleet of buses could be put on the road before calling school in session for this year. Four school transit vehicles from last year that were out of service are being repaired to use in place of those that were lost.
The school year was scheduled to start Monday, but flood water severely damaged some of the city's school bus fleet.
"Every department is working diligently to assess and repair damage to ensure that all services continue to run as normal or return to normal as quickly as possible," said Charlie Stahl, assistant city manager.

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