Parking lot at Fayette County elementary closed due to potholes

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It’s that time of year, when the freeze and thaw wrecks the roads and parking lots.

Earlier this week, we showed you pothole after pothole that lined the parking lot of Meadow Bridge Elementary. Then on March second, parents received a letter from the principal at Meadow Bridge stating the parking lot is closed due to safety concerns.     
    
It also instructed parents to pick up students at the front door and drop kids off between the high school and elementary.

“It’s very dangerous,” Jeannie Gardener said.

Gardener’s grand kids go to Meadow Bridge Elementary, she says it’s a mess.

“Kids will dart out in front of you or a car will come around you and just flatten them and it is, it’s awful dangerous and like I say I walk my grandkids up here, well I didn’t yesterday, I drove them up this morning because of all the snow,” she said.

We saw first hand kids and parents getting into their cars in on coming traffic, parking lots filled with buses and kids running to their buses.

“I’m not letting my grand kids get run over and it’s aggravating, I’ll be glad when it’s fixed,” Gardener said.

The superintendent was unavailable for comment. The principal of meadow bridge declined an on-camera interview. The school’s staff is currently parking at a separate lot between their school and Meadow Bridge High School, which is next door. She does say she is working closely with the county board and the DOH to monitor the situation.

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