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Weather Leads to School Bus Accident

The incident took place shortly before 8 a.m.

With winter weather being dumped across New Hampshire, an accident involving a school bus reportedly took place this morning, according to WMUR.

According to a Tweet from the station, the crash took place on Beacon Hill Road shortly before 8 a.m. No injuries were reported in the incident.

One parent reported that the bus was in a ditch, and that parents were alerted after 9 a.m. that buses would be running 45 minutes late.

While neighboring towns such as Londonderry and Derry have seen school closures today, Windham schools did not get cancelled. Salem and Pelham are also open.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area until 8 p.m. with accumulations expected to reach between three and six inches.

WCVB-TV in Boston is also reporting that there was a 40-mile backup on I-93 from Derry to Boston this morning as a result of the poor road conditions. The speed limit on the highway has been reduced to 45 miles per hour, but traffic is barely inching along at this hour.

The Eagle-Tribune's John Toole just tweeted that spinouts at the Exit 4 ramp in Londonderry off I-93 are causing traffic to back up on the highway.

Police are advising motorists to use caution on the roads, as the heavy, wet snow has caused very hazardous road conditions, especially at hills and intersections.

Jim Curtin January 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Probably same adults who put their kids on the school bus in a snowstorm or send their kids to school sick because of work or play commitments....then complain about the endangerment of their children to school and town officials...
Ellen January 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM
This was not a day that kids should have been going to school. The person who was responsible for that decision needs to ride a bus before he makes another dangerous decision like that. Heres to him enjoying that ride!
Jim Curtin January 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Did that person put your student on the bus or did you make the decision to put your student on the bus if "you" thought it was unsafe ???? or do you depend on a school official to make that decision for you..you could've decided to drive your student to school or simply kept student home if you disagreed with school decision....
Christy Donahue January 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Jane...I'm only speaking about my street...not everywhere else. We did not receive sand/plowing by the time I left to take my other son to school at 10am. I wasn't speaking for all of Windham.
Christy Donahue January 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
I don't disagree with you Jim, but I do have to say that we must put a certain amount of trust in these folks each day, just to send them to school instead of home-schooling. Today was certainly not a great day on the roads, to say the least, but I did put my son on the bus...especially after seeing how carefully and cautiously my driver came around the corners and up the street.

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