CARRICK (KDKA) – A blast of quick-moving winter weather impacted the morning commute.
In Carrick, several buses became stuck on an icy road.READ MORE: Sheraden United Methodist Church Holds 'Blessing Of The Animals' At Site Of Former Church
“The buses were sliding on ice. They couldn’t move. I couldn’t push them. They were too heavy for a Chevy, so I just called 911,” Eugene Shealey said.
Shealey was out spreading salt and shoveling walks along Madeline Street Wednesday morning when the busses stopped rolling.
“Usually [they’re] on top of it. This one kind of snuck up on us, you know? When it gets like this, nothing is moving — especially the school busses — they are stuck,” he said.READ MORE: National Weather Service Determines No Tornado Touched Down In Butler County On Saturday
“I was on my way to go pick up my first stop when the bus up here, Pennsylvania Coach Lines, was stuck. She could not move at all. She was sliding down. She tried to reverse. She was just sliding all over the place, blocking the road. Nobody could get through, not even a salt truck if once came,” bus driver Dawnee Sloan said.
Neither bus was carrying any kids, so they put it in park rather than risk property damage. A third bus also stopped on Madeline Street to wait it out.
“The girls didn’t want to move. We had a police officer come and say ‘Just move it over a little bit.’ But, they are out of control. They are on ice. They have no control over that big bus. They are at the mercy of God,” Shealey said.
Eventually, after things warmed up a bit, they were able to get back on the road, but not before a few white knuckle moments behind the wheel.
“On a scale of one to ten, it’s a nine-and-a-half because you could fishtail and if you fishtail, you could hit somebody’s car. You could slide down. It’s really scary,” Sloan said.MORE NEWS: Suspect In Custody After Woman Killed, Man Injured In Kennedy Twp. Shooting