Bus gets stuck before delivering students to school

Published 2:22 pm Monday, April 7, 2014

A school bus encountered problems Monday morning after overnight rains caused flooding and muddy conditions along roads in Chilton County.

According to Chilton County Schools Transportation Supervisor Jason Griffin, a bus on the Verbena route became stuck in the mud for about an hour on a dirt road off Alabama Highway 22 East on Monday.

No injuries were reported, and the bus sustained no damage, Griffin said.

“They just got stuck in the mud,” Griffin said. “We only had the one issue, thank goodness, because a lot of the roads in the county are impassable. We were very fortunate.”

For a list of road closures in Chilton County, click here.

Griffin said the bus that became stuck was carrying nine children, who were evacuated as workers got the bus out of the mud.

The children were then safely delivered to school at about 11 a.m.

Buses started running at 8 a.m. Monday after Chilton County Schools Superintendent Dave Hayden announced schools would be delayed two hours due to “bad weather and the threat of tornadoes.”