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Spotsy school buses involved in traffic mishaps
No reported injuries in morning traffic incidents.

Read Superintendent Jerry Hill's message to parents.
Date published: 1/28/2011

Spotsylvania County schools, which opened two hours late today, reported three school bus incidents this morning.

The school system said no students or drivers were hurt, and there was no major damage to buses.

In the first, a school bus spun out of control at a turnaround at the Louisa County line, where the route ends, Assistant Superintendent James Meyer said.

The bus headed toward a tree as its wheels started spinning, but the driver prevented a crash, Meyer said.

The transportation department sent a wrecker to assist the bus after the driver called for help.

Another Spotsylvania bus was rear-ended by a car this morning on West Chatharpin Road, Meyer said. No injuries to students were reported, and the bus continued to school, he said.

A third bus was stuck on an incline on Robinson Road for about 20 to 30 minutes, schools spokeswoman Sara Branner said. The division sent a sand truck to help the bus, which was transporting 17 Livingston Elementary students.