School buses lined up in Littleton. (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)
LITTLETON (WBZ-AM) -- Bus drivers in Littleton drove around to bus stops in their own cars in the frigid cold Tuesday morning to spread the word about a last-minute school delay.
Superintendent Dr. Kelly Clenchy told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz he had to make the late call for a two-hour delayed start because buses were having trouble starting in the low temperatures.
The school department checked on the buses over the holiday break, and the engines started this morning--but Dr. Clenchy said nearly all of them stalled.
"When they started to move out of the parking lot, they were sputtering," he said.
Clenchy learned of the problem around 6:45 a.m., just 45 minutes before the first pick-up times for students.
He said bus drivers ended up driving their own cars to bus stops to let students and parents know about the delay.
"They made sure that our students were safe and warm," Clenchy said.
A mechanic was working on several of the buses in the school parking lot Tuesday morning.
As for this afternoon, Clenchy said buses were expected to run normal service.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports