Portland area snow strands hundreds of students at school, in buses

Portland, Ore. (KATU) — The snowstorm that blew across Oregon on Wednesday stranded several students for hours, including some on school buses.

Parents and bus drivers struggled through icy roads to get them home.

45 minutes stuck on this hill, another four hours spent in this bus.

One student said, “My feet were frozen by the second hour and we were all terrified either our brakes were going to fail or a car would run into us.” Students stranded, but spirited.

This is one of several North Clackamas school buses that got stuck Wednesday night, while trying to get students home.

“It took a really long time and there was traffic. We came to go to a stop up there and the bus got stuck.”

The North Clackamas School District posted on its Facebook page that extreme road conditions caused significant delays.

Those delays feel like an eternity for a parent who doesn’t know where her child is.

Brenda Paylor said, “I was pretty freaked out. i just wanted to make sure my kid was safe.”

Paylor told KATU she doesn’t have a four wheel drive and needed help getting her daughter home. “I couldn’t have gotten to her by myself. I had to have the help of a friend who has a huge four wheel drive.”

Unhappy with how this school day unfolded, Paylor said the school district should have seen this coming. “Two hour early release like Lake Oswego did, none of this would have happened.”

© 2024 KOBI-TV NBC5. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Skip to content