REARDAN, Wash. -- The Reardan-Edwall School District delayed the start of school Thursday morning because of poor and muddy road conditions.
The School District was concerned about its bus drivers trying to maneuver these heavy vehicles on muddy roads.
“School buses must have trouble, especially if they have to turn around somewhere. There is no room to turnaround. It’s soft enough on the shoulders. They’re gonna get stuck,” said Wayne Peterson.
Peterson said several inches of snow that sat on his lawn disappeared in a few hours Wednesday as temperatures rose. He said the water rose over fence posts and up to the top of a culvert large enough for cattle to walk through.
Standing water saturated dirt roads. The school district superintendent tells KREM 2 it felt some county roads would be impossible for buses to travel because of the mud. The district delayed school.
Road conditions improved throughout the rest of Thursday.