Traffic causes students to be stuck on buses for two hours

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Some Wood County students were stuck on buses for two hours Tuesday while trying to get home.

It was because of a road work project on Route 14 in Mineral Wells. For the last few weeks, crews with Kelly Paving have been working there.

Wood County Schools has been trying to adjust to the construction, but Tuesday was particularly bad.

Buses picking up students from Mineral Wells Elementary School were stuck in the lot for 40 minutes. This also affected students at Edison Middle School and Parkersburg South High School.

The last student finally got off the bus at 5:00 p.m.

"I just want to thank the principal and the assistant principal of Mineral Wells Elementary. They went to each car and personally apologized for the wait, but yet again, there's not much we can control with it. We want people to know we did contact Wood County Sheriff's Department and they are working on a solution for this for tomorrow. We had students up to 90 minutes on an elementary school bus this evening and that's just too long. It's unacceptable," said Mike Fling, Wood County Schools Assistant Superintendent.

Kelly Paving did not respond when asked for comment.

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