ROAD REOPENED Sugar Creek Drive Reopens For School Bus Routes After Complaints
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 15, 2012 10:17 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
After an outcry from parents and other residents, school buses returned Thursday to Sugar Creek Drive to their normal routes after the road was temporarily closed because of a sewer project.
Kanawha County Schools sent out an alert for parents Wednesday evening, stating that service would be returned Thursday.
On Wednesday, a line of vehicles formed with parents waiting to pick up their children at the mouth of Sugar Creek Drive. The situation was causing a traffic headache for people living in the area who said it was taking them up to 45 minutes to get out of the area when it would normally take five minutes.
Parent Terry Weaver said children also were getting off the bus at different times, causing him to wait at the end of the road several times a day.
“The way it is now you are fighting 45 minutes just to get out,” Weaver said. “They’ve stopped the buses from getting through.”
Some parents also had raised concerns about children having to walk on the road to get to the bus because the mouth of Sugar Creek Drive is several miles away, and there are no sidewalks on the road.
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