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Five District 833 school buses fail to start due to cold weather

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education Cottage Grove, 55016

Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

District 833 school buses became victims of frigid temperatures Monday morning when five of its school buses failed to start early in the morning after sitting dormant during the holiday break.

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As a result of the start-up failures, 11 bus routes were affected.

The 11 bus routes affected were - #327A at East Ridge High School, #223 at Lake Middle School, #246 and #250 at Oltman Middle School,#101 at Armstrong Elementary, #163 at Hillside Elementary, #140 at Royal Oaks Elementary, #702 and #705 at Nuevas Fronteras, #803 at Transfiguration and #802 at Valley Crossing Community School.

District 833 Department of Transportation began contacting families on the affected routes as soon as possible to let them know of the issues and encourage parents to take their students to school if possible, however not all families could be reached, said District 833 communications director Barb Brown in an e-mail sent to the schools and families.

End-of-the-day transportation will be provided.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Transportation Department at (651) 768-5303.

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