Reminder to area motorists: Morning traffic is likely to thicken Thursday as the Forsyth County school system resumes classes.
Wednesday was the last day of the district’s two-week holiday break.
For students, that means the beginning of the second semester. But it also puts more cars and buses on the road.
Authorities were cautioning drivers to be safe and allow more time for travel.
"People need to be cognizant of the fact that children are going to be out again, traffic is going to be heavier and people need to stop for school buses and just be very vigilant to keep an eye open for the children who may be very close to the roadways," said Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House.
House added that drivers should slow down and focus on the road.
"That’s usually our biggest problem when school comes back after a long break … they’ve still got their mind on the holiday instead of being back," he said. "We hope people will slow down and take it easy."
The next school holiday will be Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.