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Video: School bus stuck due to floods in Elm Grove

School officials said all the students are safe and in school.
Posted at 8:51 AM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 06:42:16-04

ELM GROVE, Wis. — All students are accounted for and are safe after their school bus rolled over on a flooded road in Elm Grove Monday morning.

The Elm Grove Police Department said Pilgrim Parkway was closed from Watertown Plank to Westover due to the flooding. That included a patch where the bus got stuck.

Watch Bruce Harrison's Instagram report below:

Bruce Harrison explains how the bus got swamped amid flooding
Flooded school bus in Elmbrook: Bruce Harrison reports
School bus stuck due to floods in Elm Grove

The Elmbrook School District tells TMJ4 News the school bus got stuck near the Pilgrim Park Middle School.

Mark Westen has lived around the corner from the school for more than 30 years. He said Pilgrim Parkway is prone to flooding.

“Some things like this, it’s an act of nature and it’s just going to happen. You can only do so much when you have this much rain," said Westen.

But, he said he's never seen a partially submerged bus.

"That surprised me," said Westen, who noted that the students and police got wet.

Pilgrim Park Middle School
The bus outside Pilgrim Park Middle School

A TMJ4 News crew at the scene spotted the bus's engine still running while half submerged in the water.

Pilgrim Park Middle School is open for regular classes, but parents are asked to approach the school from the south until the water fully recedes from Pilgrim Parkway.

The Elm Grove Police department said it's working with the school on an alternate school drop-off plan for buses.

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