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Dense fog causes school bus delays in multiple districts

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Fog is in the forecast. Here's why it returns to the Central Valley every winter, and some safety tips for drivers.

Thick tule fog rolled into the Sacramento Valley on Tuesday morning, snarling traffic and causing buses to lag behind schedule in at least two school districts.

All buses in West Sacramento’s Washington School District were delayed by about an hour Tuesday morning, driver Alicia Agran said.

In Sacramento, the route to Luther Burbank High School was set back 25 minutes as of 7:30 a.m., according to an automated recording on the Sacramento City Unified School District hotline.

John F. Kennedy High School’s bus was running 15 to 20 minutes late, while routes to Kit Carson International Academy and Sam Brannan Middle School were each delayed 10 minutes.

Roseville City School District and Folsom Cordova Unified School District bus routes were not affected by the fog.

Visibility at Sacramento International Airport was just 0.24 miles as the temperature huddled around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for patchy fog before 10 a.m., turning to mostly sunny skies with a high near 64 degrees, the weather service reported.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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