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UPDATE: Bus will resume service after road repairs in Kanawha County, WV

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Repairs on Cool Springs Drive in Kanawha County, WV have have now been completed by the Division of Highways.

Bus 1002 will resume service on the road beginning Thursday, August 28 according to Kanawha County Schools.



The West Virginia Department of Transportation has kicked off construction to fix a road slip on Cools Spring Addition Road in Sissonville, WV.  

Today you can see where they have started the process of removing the rock under the road that has slipped away.  Yet, there were no crews on the construction site today.  

Carrie Bly, with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, says they have limited equipment and the equipment was needed on a more pressing job.  Crews hope to get back to work Friday, August 22.  Repaving is scheduled for early next week.  Once the repairs are finished, Kanawha County School District hopes to revert the current bus stop back to its original position on Cools Spring Addition Road.



Eric Humphreys has two middle school boys and lives along Cools Spring Addition in Sissonville, WV.

His house is feet away from his children's school bus stop. However, since school started that route suddenly moved.

“Past two mornings the kids would have got soaked if my wife had to drop them off down there cause they have no where to go,” he said.

On Sunday Kanawha County Schools alerted Humphreys and his neighbors that the bus will no longer run down the major road. The school district's reason is because of a road slip eating away the only way in and out.

“It continues to get worse. It's dropped significantly in the last several months,” said Rolland Phillips , who lives across from Humphreys. “You can actually see the breaks in the pavement.”

13News called the West Virginia Department of Transportation on Tuesday to discuss the road slip.

A spokesperson said crews were out looking at the slip Tuesday morning and determined the road is “safe for heavier vehicles.” She also said the DOT never restricted access on the road.

The department is facing a lot of road slips throughout the state and says they plan on fixing Cools Spring Addition sometime in the future.
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