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Local school community wants action taken for 'dangerous roads'

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(02/06/14) - Parents and staff at a Flint school are calling on city leaders to do something about what they're calling dangerous roads.

At St. John Vianney Catholic School on Flint's west side, drifts are the problem. Buses and cars are getting stuck and the school community wants action taken.

It's been a rough winter all across Mid-Michigan.

"We've been dealing with what every person in Flint has been dealing with. Heavy Snows, high winds, drifting, ice, the whole Schmear," said John Reynolds, St. John Vianney principal.

Wednesday brought more snow and more frustration. Reynolds says that storm just added to the mess they've been dealing with since late December. Roads surrounding their school have been almost impassable.

"We have a situation where parents are continually getting stuck. The buses are getting stuck. It's tough for kids to walk and we would like to see some type of situation where the people who run the city of Flint have a plan," he said.

While Flint officials say they are working to clear all streets, they are a long way from that goal.

This Flint School Bus got stuck at the corner of Roberts and Black Thursday morning.

"You hate to sit here and point fingers, but we've got to do a better job of taking care of our streets and it's not just our student and our parents and people here but there's elderly and people who need to get to grocery stores," said Lawrance Morrison, of St. John Vianney.

"When I speak to you I also speak to the people in the city of Flint whose roads have not been plowed, since the big storm, who have trouble getting out and getting stuck," Reynolds said.

We reached out to the city of Flint again Thursday morning. There is no statement regarding the situation surrounding St John Vianney. They did release one on Wednesday, saying road crews will work continuously until all city streets are plowed.

They're asking for all cars to be moved off the streets to help city crews.

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