Students OK after Dayton school bus runs into live power line

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Students aboard Dayton school bus that ran into live power line

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UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m.

A Dayton school bus is back en route to school after a Dayton Power and Light crew removed a live power line that the bus struck in the area of Edison and North Paul Lawrence Dunbar Street.

Students were OK and actually smiling as a Dayton firefighter went aboard to assure them everything was OK.

The students stayed on the bus and waited until the electric line crew arrived and shut the power feed off to cut the wire loose from the front of the bus.

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Powerlines down on bus

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UPDATE @ 8:20 a.m.

Students are OK but must stay in their seats on a Dayton school bus that ran into a low-hanging power line at North Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Edison streets.

Dayton Power and Light has responded to the scene and traffic is blocked where the bus has stopped.

A fire official tells our photographer on scene that the power line is live with electricity. The DP&L crew will have to shut power off to the line before the wire can be removed.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

FIRST REPORT

Crews are responding to a report that a school bus with students aboard ran into a power line and needs assistance at Edison and North Paul Lawrence Dunbar streets in Dayton.

The crash was reported at 7:44 a.m.

There were no initial reports of injuries.

We’re headed to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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