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Firefighters make school bus rescue in Oswego

Oswego firefighters rescue four students from school bus thfell inwashed out sectiCollins Road west Douglas Road Oswego Thursday April 18

Oswego firefighters rescue four students from a school bus that fell into a washed out section of Collins Road west of Douglas Road in Oswego on Thursday, April 18, 2013. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 18, 2013 9:19AM

Oswego firefighters rescued at least four children and a driver off a school bus Thursday morning after it got stuck on a washed out road in rural Oswego.

At 8:12 a.m., the bus was driving on the 1800 block of Collins Road east of Douglas Road when it got stuck in water on the roadway, Kendall County Sheriff’s Department deputies said.

Firefighters carried the children to safety. Oswego Fire fighters and Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies helped with the rescue.

Oswego School District Director of Transportation Derrick Berlin said the students on the bus were headed to Grand Park Elementary School when it got stuck.

Many elementary school buses are still filtering in, and several out of district pick-ups were cancelled, according to Berlin.

“There is flooding in many areas,” he said. “I don’t think any of us thought it would be this bad. It has been a very difficult morning.

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