Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
Just 10 miles from their destination, during a day set aside for a field trip to Mammoth Cave, a bus load of students was injured on a crash on I-65. The wreck happened just before 10 a.m. Thursday on a slick, wet section of I-65 near the Cave City exit. Louisville Collegiate School officials tell us emergency crews treated 16 kids, just nine and ten-years-old, along with two teachers and a bus driver.
"I do know that there were some significant injuries that involved broken bones," says Elizabeth Post with Louisville Collegiate.
The bus driver told Kentucky State Police a tractor trailer, trying to pass, hit the bus and sent it rolling down an embankment. Investigators didn't find any signs of a collision, and now think the bus driver may have swerved in order to avoid hitting the truck. Slick, wet roads most likely played a role in the wreck. State police say no one had life-threatening injuries.