Crews work on a road hazard after a school bus slides into ditch

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Crews work on a road hazard after a school bus slides into ditch

A Spring Branch ISD school bus slid into a ditch Monday night on Memorial Dr. partially because of construction in the area, but contractors repaired the issue on Tuesday.

Surveillance video shows the bus slowly inching into the turn but then bumping down into the ditch because the turn was just too tight. All ten Spring Forest Middle School volleyball players and their coach safely evacuated along with the driver and no one was hurt.

The bus left behind deep tire tracks in the sand.

The school district has been dealing with the area construction since before school started.

"I would say it's a challenging environment," said Christopher Juntti, the executive director of operations for the district. He said administrators work daily with the contractor to fix any problems.

"If we, getting feedback from our drivers or other personnel, then we come back to the contractor and we ask them to adjust accordingly. For example, moving back concrete barriers if the turn radius is too tight."

Before lunch time, the contractor took action, filling the problematic corner with sand. A metal plate on top is now in place, to prevent any more problems at this intersection.

According to the district, the contractor resolves any problems within 24 hours. The contractor also put in temporary sidewalks for students and a police officer is on site before and after school.

A Spring Branch ISD school bus slid into a ditch Monday night on Memorial Dr. partially because of construction in the area, but contractors repaired the issue on Tuesday.

Surveillance video shows the bus slowly inching into the turn but then bumping down into the ditch because the turn was just too tight. All ten Spring Forest Middle School volleyball players and their coach safely evacuated along with the driver and no one was hurt.

The bus left behind deep tire tracks in the sand.

The school district has been dealing with the area construction since before school started.

"I would say it's a challenging environment," said Christopher Juntti, the executive director of operations for the district.

He said administrators work daily with the contractor to fix any problems.

"If we, getting feedback from our drivers or other personnel, then we come back to the contractor and we ask them to adjust accordingly. For example, moving back concrete barriers if the turn radius is too tight."

Before lunch time, the contractor took action, filling the problematic corner with sand. A metal plate on top is now in place, to prevent any more problems at this intersection.

According to the district, the contractor resolves any problems within 24 hours. The contractor also put in temporary sidewalks for students and a police officer is on site before and after school.
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