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Flooding impacts Scott County drivers and students

The Scott County Sheriff's Department responded around 4:30 this morning when a woman went off Stonetown Road and into a swollen creek. A deputy at the scene says she lost control on the wet roads, but was uninjured in the accident.

Around the same time, Scott County school transportation officials drove the roads, looking for potential trouble spots.

"In the morning it's still dark, obviously our fear is our bus drivers might come upon high water before they really can tell it's there," said Scott County Superintendent Patricia Putty.

Most of the county was fine, but in Sadieville, a few roads and bridges had water sweeping over them.

"Every time we tried to get to that area, we kept running into water across the roads. We felt it was unsafe for our drivers and our students," said Putty.

Two buses stayed in the garage this morning, and the 30 to 40 students who were affected will be given excused absences.

The superintendent says they did have discussions about closing the entire school system for the day, and had more areas been impacted by the flooding, that's a step they may have taken.


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