Indianola school buses will run on hard surfaces only beginning Wednesday, said officials at Indianola's Monday night school board meeting.
"An update on the roads," said Art Sathoff, Indianola school superintendent. "We know they're horrible."
The Warren County Board of Supervisors approved an embargo on 10-ton vehicles on all unpaved, public county roads, in a special meeting Monday afternoon.
Original plans called for the embargo to begin Thursday, but the supervisors voted to move that embargo to Monday said Johna Clancy, Indianola business official. The district appealed, saying it does not have a plan for hard surface only bus routes and the effective date was moved to Wednesday.
Sathoff told board members this will be the first time Indianola has done hard surfaces only.
"We usually communicate with families on an individual basis" if their road is impassible," he said. "This is the first time in my five years that the whole county has been embargoed."
The embargo will be in place until further notice, according to a social media post from the schools. Rapidly melting snow and rainfall later in the week are bringing increased flooding risk, according to the National Weather Service.