First morning rush over for Columbia County school traffic

Annette Drowlette/ Staff
Traffic backs up this morning heading to the Lakeside High, Lakeside Middle and Blue Ridge Elementary school zone. Columbia County schools began the 2009-2010 session today.

The first morning rush of back to school traffic in Columbia County appears to be slowing down.

Drivers should watch for school children and traffic.

The heaviest morning traffic was seen near the Lakeside and Greenbrier school zones, where three schools - elementary, middle and high schools - are clustered together.

The school day began between 7:35 and 7:50 a.m. for middle and high school students. Elementary schools started at 8:30 a.m.

The speed limit in school zones is 25 miles per hour.

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