FWCS buses ready for Monday after bitter cold

Fort Wayne Community Schools closed school Friday for a third day this week so mechanics can check the fleet after bitter cold.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 9:05 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2019 5:19 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WFFT) - All Fort Wayne Community Schools 301 buses will be ready for students Monday.

The district closed school Friday for a third day this week so mechanics can check the fleet after bitter cold.

With temperatures below zero for much of Wednesday and Thursday, there were concerns of diesel fuel gelling in the fuel tanks, which could cause mechanical problems.

Friday, mechanics checked every bus making sure they would start and heaters were working properly.

FWCS said a few buses had to be jumped because batteries died in the bitter cold.

Monday's high is forecasted to be in the 50s, and transportation leaders say school is expected be on time.

FWCS will now add on to the school year to make up for any more snow days.

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