Southern Maryland prepares for Tuesday winter weather

WALDORF, Md. (WJLA) - Charles County school bus drivers were busy on Monday as schools opened two hours late due to bad road conditions.

But once the kids got to school, the buses had to return ahead of schedule when the decision was made to close schools 90 minutes early.

The problem this time? Loss of power.

A school spokesperson said that 12 schools and the administration building started losing power intermittently throughout the day around 9 a.m. this morning due to ice – seven of those schools lost water as well.

And with those same buses serving the elementary, middle, and high schools, officials decided to send the children home.

Now, everyone must fast forward to tomorrow with another batch of bad winter weather on the way.

At the Food Lion in Waldorf, parents are preparing themselves for a possible day off from school as shelves are being stacked for a potential onslaught of customers, who are buying what they need just in case Mother Nature does indeed have her eye on Southern Maryland.