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Homestead Road reopened after Park City bus veers into ditch

Homestead Road reopened after Park City bus veers into ditch

(Summit County)


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PARK CITY — A Park City transit bus veered off the road Saturday morning, temporarily closing Homestead Road while workers tried to pull it from a ditch.

Around 8:00 a.m. Saturday, the bus veered off Homestead Road at a point in between Rasmussen Road and I-80, according to a tweet by Summit County. The vehicle had one driver and one passenger on board, who were both able to exit without any injuries.

Emergency responders and the Summit County Health Department both reported to the scene, officials said. Cars were rerouted away from Homestead Road while workers pulled the bus out of the ditch, and a detour was established through Kimball Junction via Rasmussen Road.

The road remained closed until the bus had been successfully extracted around 10:30 a.m., according to officials. The scene was then cleared and Homestead Road reopened.

The vehicle dripped some diesel fuel into East Canyon Creek, but Summit County authorities believe it is minor.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the bus to swerve off the road.

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