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MADISON (WKOW) -- Bus drivers had to battle the snow to take kids to and from school Wednesday. That meant a lot of patient and cautious driving.
Madison Metro Transit picks up and drops off kids at 14 schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), but their drivers say handling that responsiblity in snowy conditions is all part of their training.
Any time the snow flies, Madison Metro officials assess the conditions very early in the morning.
"The biggest concerns are whether or not buses can stay on time, whether or not they can get up and down the hills and just how safe the roads are out there," said MMT's Mick Rusch.
That's of particular concern when the safety of school children is at stake.
"On a day like today, they do have safety procedures they follow. We tell them to keep at safe speeds. So, if they do fall behind its because drivers are being safe out there," said Rusch. "They're handling conditions as they come up so we're not telling them to go any faster than road conditions allow."
"I'd rather be in the bus than be in my car. It drives a lot better. The more weight we get on it, the better traction we get," said Clinton Boone, a Madison Metro driver.
Boone says his biggest concern is other drivers.
"We move pretty good. Only thing that holds us back is the traffic. If the cars were not there, we could be on schedule everyday," said Boone.
Most regular bus routes also ran on time Wednesday, with a few exceptions.
"When buses start getting stuck, that does kind of slow us down. Today we had three buses that were stuck during the course of the day and basically our maintenance group is ready for that kind of thing and we get out there and get them a replacement bus or get that bus out," said Rusch.
"Just, use more caution and drive slow," added Boone. "But, you know, try to get the passengers to their destination."
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