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Parents in Kanawha County, WV concerned about cold classrooms

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CHARLESTON, WV -
Parents of students attending some Kanawha County Schools were upset Wednesday when their children started complaining about unusually cold conditions inside the school buildings.

Some parents said they were picking their children up for the day because of the chilly conditions. For students in many areas, Wednesday was the first day back to class following a few days of abnormally cold temperatures.

"There are a few rooms out here and there and they are being taken care of," said Kanawha County School Maintenance Director Terry Hollandsworth. There are a couple of units in several schools that are having problems. Students in those classroom without heat are being moved to classrooms with heat."

At Cedar Grove Community School there is an issue with water. A town water line burst leaving the elementary school side of the building without water. Elementary students are using the restroom and washing their hands on the middle school side. Hollandsworth said according to town leaders the situation isn't expected to be corrected until late Wednesday.

In some of the portable units throughout the county there were problems with frozen plumbing. Hollandsworth said crews are working to get that fixed.

He said crews are out in the schools Wednesday working to fix the heating issues. They will be working throughout the evening. 

Hollandsworth said many of issues have already been handled. 

According to Hollandsworth the temperatures recently are unusual and have created problems that were unavoidable.