x
Breaking News
More () »

Montgomery County school bus stuck after water main break

The bus had students on board when it got stuck early Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
Credit: Pete Piringer/ Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

ASPEN HILL, Md. — A school bus got stuck in a sinkhole that opened up following a water main break in Montgomery County, according to authorities.

The water main break was reported around 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Leclair Court, off Wagon Way in Aspen Hill, Maryland. The water from the break likely caused the road to weaken and opened a sinkhole, in which the bus got stuck, according to Pete Piringer, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

Rescue crews were able to get students who were on board at the time off the bus safely, according to a tweet from Piringer.  Piringer said there were three or four students on the bus at the time it got stuck.

No injuries were reported in this incident. 

Leclair Way was closed while WSSC Water crews worked to repair the broken water main. 

Credit: Pete Piringer/ Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

RELATED: Gov. Larry Hogan asks for school bus driver credentials, driving tests to be given 'as quickly as possible'

RELATED: 3rd Street tunnel fully reopened after sinkhole forced closure

RELATED: Frederick County Superintendent defends not canceling school amid floods

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.