Palm Coast School Bus Stops Possibly Affected By Standing Stormwater

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:21pm

Friday afternoon (October 6) Flagler Schools was made aware of sanitary sewer overflows within Palm Coast. City officials are working to identify these areas and will communicate with Flagler Schools of specific areas impacted. They have advised us some school bus stops may be affected.

City crews are working to clean up these areas as well as disinfect them. This includes the use of lime. According to a City of Palm Coast release “If you see lime, which looks like white flour, on the ground and/or a sign that reads ‘Possible Contaminated Water,’ avoid that area.” As we are notified of specific areas, this safety information will continually be reinforced with our students.

Our bus drivers are paying close attention to the conditions at all our bus stops. If there is an area of concern at a stop which has not yet been adjusted, the drivers always have the option to roll stops to drier, safer areas.

Flagler County has been hit by unprecedented amounts of rain over the last couple of weeks and more rain may be in the forecast this weekend. Stops in the western portion of Flagler County have already been moved. Transportation officials will be monitoring the roads and bus stops throughout the weekend and should any additional changes be made, they will be announced via our website, as well as our social media accounts.

As always, we ask parents to speak with their children about safety at their bus stops and why it’s important to be aware of their surroundings as temporary changes may impact a particular stop.