School bus precedes Prescott-Russell plow, ditches on South Russell Road

This bus wound up in a ditch near Russell, in March 2017. Courtesy photo

RUSSELL — This morning’s snowfall made for greasy conditions on local roadways, sending a school bus — with children and headed for Russell — into the ditch on South Russell Rd. After pulling over and parking his vehicle, a commuter took a photo (above) of the situation near Marionville Rd.

The photo was snapped around 8:50 a.m., just as a Prescott-Russell snowplow (seen in the image) was arriving for what appears to be its first pass over the snowy road. Prescott-Russell plows were “very late” this morning, the motorist observed.

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario did not call a snow day today, in a school year that has otherwise notched 10 days of bus cancellations.

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