Tri-State school buses prepped for winter weather

Tri-State school buses prepped for winter weather

WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) - The cold temps outside right now are nothing to mess around with and officials across the Tri-State are doing what they can to make sure students are safe as they head back from winter break.

That includes making sure the buses picking up and dropping students off are ready for the cold.

Warrick County School Corp.'s transportation crews spent a good chunk of time Tuesday making sure they're ready for this cold snap we're in - prepping buses, making sure the doors and brakes are working.

Wednesday morning, bus drivers showed up to work much earlier than normal in order to warm up their buses.

"You need to keep them warm or else they just won't start and I made sure mine was plugged in, made sure everybody else's was too. Because we're kinda like a family. We take care of everybody." says WCSC Bus Driver, Pam Lawrence.

When it comes time for delays, officials check in with other school corporations to see what they're doing. They also look at things like road conditions.

They were clear and dry Wednesday morning, but if they're wet and slick, it could push back their bus pickup times.

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