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School bus included in weather-related crashes in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Crashes on slick roads kept authorities in Frankfort busy Tuesday morning. One of the accidents involved a school bus with children on it.

Most of the roads in Franklin County are now clear, that includes the one leading up to the Capitol, but the sheriff tells us roads were pretty treacherous in the morning hours.

The troubles began with a band of snow that came through, and he says things didn't begin to slow down until the sun came out. They started getting calls of wrecks around 7:50 a.m. For the next two hours, they stayed busy with eight different non-injury wrecks in the county.

One of those wrecks was a school bus on Flat Creek Road. The bus began to slide, and the driver was able to keep it from going off the road, but a tree branch went through one of the windows. There were 18 middle and high school students on that bus, but no one was injured.

Most of those other wrecks were slide offs, they did have one driver hit a deer.

"This was an extremely slick event, for what little amount of snow we got, as soon as it hit it melted, made a layer of ice and then that snow come on top of it. It was really slick, it was very deceiving," Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton tells us.

Melton says once the sun came out and began shining on the roads, it really helped the road crews. Melton says he hopes the moisture that's still on the road will evaporate before the temperatures drop.

The students on the bus were going to Western Hills High School, and Bondurant Middle School. Another bus was able to transport them to school.


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