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UPDATE: School Bus Slides off Road and Hits Tree

UPDATED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 --- 10:45 a.m.

From the Dane County Sheriff's Office:

Madison, WI. February 7, 2013 – Icy roads caused a Belleville School District bus to slide-off Moorehead Road at Highway 69 this morning, but all 19 children on board were safe.

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the slide-off at 7:35 am in the town of Montrose. The driver was approaching a stop sign at low speed when the glare ice caused the bus to slide off the road. The bus came to rest against a large tree that kept the bus from turning over in the ditch.

The children ranged in age, and only one child reported a minor injury. Another bus responded to the scene to pick up the children and take them to school. No citations will be issued.
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Posted Thursday, February 7, 2013 --- 8:15 a.m.

Dane County Communications reports no one was hurt after a school bus slid off the road and hit a tree.

It happened around 7:40 Thursday morning, near Highway 69 and Morehead Road, in the Town on Montrose.

EMS did respond to the scene as a precaution.

60 students were on the bus from Belleville Intermediate School.

Dispatch reports another bus is on the way to take the kids to school.


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