AUBREY, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel have waded through thigh-deep water to rescue children from a school bus caught on a flooded North Texas road.

The Denton Independent School District bus was in water as high as the wheel hubs during Tuesday morning's rescue.

Parts of the region received heavy rain Monday night, leading to day-after flooding along some roads.

KXAS-TV ( ) reports that the bus got trapped near Aubrey, about 40 miles northwest of Dallas.

Rescuers walked through the water to reach the school bus, which had the back door open to allow children out. The children were carried to safety.

District officials didn't immediately return messages Tuesday.

Forecasters predict a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through Thursday.