Rural Buses Stay Prepared in Winter Conditions - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Rural Buses Stay Prepared in Winter Conditions

Posted:

A deadly cold spell is heading our way...

and in situations like this, being prepared and having a winter survival kit in your vehicle is a must.

But what about on our school buses?

We hear it all the time - winter weather advisories, blizzard warnings, cold.

As North Dakotans, it's easy to become desensitized to the weather.

But this time, mother nature is bringing life threatening wind chills at 60 below, and being prepared with a winter survival kit is crucial.

This is Roger Klemisch - a bus driver for nearly 43 years...

and he drives New Salem students to and from school every day.

"We really stress they wear warm clothes and boots and gloves and caps and scarves and things, but if somebody forgets, there's blankets here," says Klemisch.

It's up to each bus driver's own discretion whether to supply their bus with winter survival items.

"They know which kids they have, whether it's a smaller group of elementary kids or whether it's high school kids so they're more apt to carry the things that they feel are necessary for the kids to be able to make it through the route," says Mike Severson, Superintendent New Salem Schools.

But they say the most important thing is communication.

"We've got two-way radios, you know, we all carry a cell phone," says Klemisch.

"All of our buses are equipped with radios that are hooked into a state radio system and so we run Morton County's system right now and they can get ahold of anybody in Morton County," says Severson.

So when mother nature gives us the cold shoulder, parents can breathe a warm sigh of relief knowing that their kids are in good hands.

Again, the cold snap on its way is considered deadly by the National Weather Service.

And deadly is not a term they use very often.

Wind chills are forecasted to hit 60 degrees below at some point between Saturday night and Tuesday.

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Bismarck Man Charged with Gross Sexual Imposition

    Bismarck Man Charged with Gross Sexual Imposition

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:09:33 GMT
    A Bismarck man is charged with gross sexual imposition.
    A Bismarck man is charged with gross sexual imposition.
  • A Basketball Player Helps Kids in Fort Yates

    A Basketball Player Helps Kids in Fort Yates

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:22:48 GMT
    A standout basketball player for St. Mary's is proving to be a superstar off the court as well.
    A standout basketball player for St. Mary's is proving to be a superstar off the court as well.
  • Farmers in the Field

    Farmers in the Field

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:30:19 GMT
    The snow is gone.The sun is out.And farmers are in the field.Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you there.It's been a long winter.(Jim Berreth / Farmer) "This is the deepest frost I have ever seen and the hardest. We had like 10 inches of rain last fall and the wetter the ground, the further it freezes. The frost is extraordinary this year.Jim Berreth farms in the Driscoll area.Berreth has been busy the past 8 days...applying anhydrous to get these fields ready for seed.(Jim Berreth / Farmer) "Tw...
    The snow is gone.The sun is out.And farmers are in the field.Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you there.It's been a long winter.(Jim Berreth / Farmer) "This is the deepest frost I have ever seen and the hardest. We had like 10 inches of rain last fall and the wetter the ground, the further it freezes. The frost is extraordinary this year.Jim Berreth farms in the Driscoll area.Berreth has been busy the past 8 days...applying anhydrous to get these fields ready for seed.(Jim Berreth / Farmer) "Tw...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.