3 school buses with children on-board trapped in Middle Tenn. floodwaters


BETH PAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three school buses with children on board became trapped in fast-rising floodwaters in Sumner County Friday morning.

One bus became trapped on Buck Henry Road near Mt. Vernon Road around 6:30 a.m.

Initial reports indicated as many as 17 children were aboard the bus on Buck Henry Road.

Another bus was stopped due to high water on Campbell Hollow Road near Butler Mill Road while another is stuck on Rouges Fork Road near Hogback Ridge.

Five children were rescued from the bus on Campbell Hollow Road.

The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said all children were safely evacuated around 8:45 a.m.

The bus drivers stopped the buses when they came upon impassable roads and were unable to safely turn around, according to the Sheriff.

No injuries have been reported. All students were either taken to school or released to their parents.

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