Aiken school traffic may have delays; morning was smooth

Hammond Hill Elementary School first grade teacher Robin Wates works extra hours to make sure the first day of school goes smoothly.
Monday, Aug 17, 2009 5:19 AM
Last updated 3:16 PM
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GALLERY: See photos from the first day of school in Aiken County.

AIKEN -- Aiken County's first day began smoothly.

Deputy Superintendent David Caver said all buses made it to school this morning without too much trouble. Normal adjustment to new bus routes usually entails about a 20-30 minute gap the first week of school.

Traffic around elementary schools will be the busiest this afternoon as parents pick up their children.

Look for Edgefield Road and Five Notch Road in North Augusta to offer the heaviest traffic. Pine Log Road near Whiskey Road in Aiken could also see a jam as South Aiken High, Kennedy Middle and Millbrook Elementary release students.

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momma mia
momma mia 08/17/09 - 08:03 am
We already have problems

We already have problems enough getting in and out of the neighborhood across from Mossy Creek because of the traffic and the fact that all those good parents are speeding down 5 Notch. It's all well and good when NA Public Safety sits out there and monitors, but the minute the police car is gone, they are speeding again. Something needs to be done about this.

pommom38 08/17/09 - 07:55 pm
Speeding is the least of the

Speeding is the least of the troubles on five notch, the more concerning matter is the TRAFFIC! If that NA officer can take the time (on our tax dollars paying his salary) to sit outside the elementary school, then he can also drive 1/4 mile down the road and continue his duty. The traffic back up is bad enough with BOTH the middle school and high school off pisgah, now add the added trouble of all the new bus parking at mossy.
Good luck getting the cops to care about speeding on five notch, (lot of good it does sitting at the store on the corner) they can't even control speeding cars in the neighborhoods.

doughnutdog 08/18/09 - 01:22 am
Smoothly?!?!?! Is that a

Smoothly?!?!?! Is that a joke? It must be.....My son's bus didn't arrive til 8.....I drove him to school, we got there, and he doesn't have a schedule (We went so called "registration", they told him to show up Monday morning, and they would have thingd figured out) He waited til 2 PM, yes, 2 PM, before he had his schedule!!!!! Things went about as FAR from smoothly as they can get!!!! What an absolute joke!!! I have NEVER seen a school district so unprepared in my life!!! It was a complete and udder disgrace on the the part of the school district!!!!!

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