6:10 PM EST, February 19, 2013
One Montgomery County school bus has had an awful time getting up one road in Shawsville.
Cathy Journell lives on State Route 706, also known as Poplar Hollow Road. She told a Montgomery County school bus driver to not come up that road until it's safe, that was about three weeks ago.
Turning around anywhere on this one mile stretch is a bear. It's a back and forth, and most of time, one driver has to just keep backing up.
Poplar Hollow has one super ugly turn that Montgomery County school officials agree must be repaired as soon as possible.
For its' part, The Virginia Department of Transportation says there are 120 miles of unpaved roads in Montgomery County alone. VDOT says it works on high traffic roads first, then everything else after that.
This reporter asked Journell, what's the bus driver telling her? Journell answered back, "That she keeps calling V-DOT and they keep telling her they're going to get to it. There's more roads that are worse off than this road. But my road is not any less important than their roads."
VDOT showed up Tuesday and dumped 3 or 4 truckloads of gravel and said its crews would be back later to put in more culverts to keep the rain off the road.
And after nearly 3 weeks, that Montgomery County School bus driver will drive on that road and pick up those kids.
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