School Buses Across State Caught In Wintry Mess

The snow fall Tuesday afternoon caused for slick roads and dangerous conditions for drivers. School buses on the roads trying to take home students early from school were also affected by the road conditions across the state.

In Jessamine county, officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST several buses were stuck in snow. Another school bus was involved in an accident with a car. We're told the school bus driver was injured.

Another school bus went off the road, but we're told no children were on board at the time.

We do know that all students are now home safe. A few school buses are still stuck, but the students were picked up by other buses and taken home.

The Deputy Superintendent for Jessamine County says they knew bad weather was coming, but they didn't expect it to come so fast.

In Montgomery County, a bus was involved in fender bender with a vehicle, but luckily no one was hurt in that incident.

In Scott County, a bus was stuck on a slick road, but no injuries were reported in that incident either.

And in Fayette County, a school bus and a car collided when the car hit the bus at East Hills & Squires Circle. Police say there were 43 kids on board at the time of the crash, but the crash was minor and there were no injuries reported.


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  • by Stanley-Simmons Location: Lexington on Feb 5, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    Get use to it, they won't get snow days when they hit the real world and have to work.
  • by granny Location: ky on Feb 5, 2009 at 03:02 PM
    the school system is only about them self they dont put our children and grandchildre first they just want that $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ now if a child gets sick they still want them come to school and if you havent got ins. to take them to the dr. thats a day thta is not excuss the money has gone to all the rich man head
  • by grumpy on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:14 AM
    we was told the snow was coming but the greedy school systems was afrain of loosing a dollar and had school any way no amount of money is worth getting a kid hurt they have to make up the time anyway whats another day
  • by Wanda Location: Fleming County on Feb 4, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    Our school district initially has set a one hour delay for Tuesday. But Tuesday morning, they chose to close. I think it was a very wise decision. I am a bus driver and we would have been on the road with the students when the storm hit here. Kudo's to the decision to close and not put the drivers and students in a dangerous situation. :)
  • by jennifer Location: jess co on Feb 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    The snow began falling in Jess. Co. around 8:45ish and it was obvious it wasn't going to slow down. Why did school officials wait 3 hours before notifying the public that schools would close early??? Once again, the almighty dollar at work. Kids are more important that money or minutes.
  • by Parent Location: Lexington on Feb 4, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    Maybe Jessamine County should have let out school at a later time like Fayette County did. Fayette County only let out an hour early (at 3) and that gave time for the trucks to clear the roads. The roads were a lot worse around 12 or 1.
  • by Parent Location: Jessamine Co. on Feb 4, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    I called and told the JC central office that the country roads around my house were NOT safe to drive on (without a 4 wheel drive) at 10:30 am. I know several other parents that called with the same message. The elementary kids were not let out until 1:45. Why? And why would they force the bus drivers to drive these kids under such bad circumstances? It is unfair to the drivers and to the kids. I picked my child up, but what about parents who were unable to do so and had to depend on the bus? Perhaps an investment in bus tire chains would be in order?
  • by Coach Location: Kentucky on Feb 4, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    To 4wheelingforlife.....Jackson Co. closes at the mere mention of snow. I understand you live in a very mountainous area, but if you look, JC has averaged missing 15-20 days a year for snow/ice etc... several of those days have been warranted, but many were just plain laughable. The standing joke in SE Kentucky is, move to Jackson Co., they never go to school yet seem to get out before the other school systems.
  • by Linda Location: Frankfort on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    The school board new this storm was coming, they should have called school off. The forecast was there and they should have looked at the forecast maps, they could have saw it. It was in Louisville coming right at them, those kids had to stand in snow and ice Monday and Tuesday to get on the buses, now they will have a lot missing, mine is already getting sick. I am not happy with them and mine will stay home next time.
  • by 4wheelingforlife on Feb 4, 2009 at 05:25 AM
    Thats why here in Jackson county we cancel school when theres snow.We care for our kids but people still complain over the closings.You cant please everyone i guess
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