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      Vanderbilt Schools close Wednesday due to the gas in the bus freezing

      The cold weather impacted Vanderbilt Schools Wednesday - when classes were cancelled due to bus issues.

      The Otsego County school was forced to close Wednesday morning. They began the bus route this morning, and then the Superintendent and Principal, Michelle Kihn, heard from the transportation director - gas in the lines had frozen. Unfortunately, the back-up bus was in the shop with the same problem.

      School leaders say the kids shouldn't get too hopeful for another day off Thursday because they're making sure this doesn't happen again.

      "We're looking at some preventative measures so that we don't run into this problem again," said Kihn. "Simple things - like dumping a can of dry gas into our busses each time we fill up with fuel, and also changing the filter on a regular basis."

      Kihn said this is a relatively common issue in northern Michigan with the cold winters, but it's the first time in more than 23 years it's happened in Vanderbilt.