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JCPS school bus malfunction leaves students along side of Watterson

Air 3 over the scene of the broken down JCPS bus. Air 3 over the scene of the broken down JCPS bus.
Students standing along the side of the ramp at the Watterson Expressway and Westport Road. Students standing along the side of the ramp at the Watterson Expressway and Westport Road.
The overheated bus along the side of the Watterson Expressway. The overheated bus along the side of the Watterson Expressway.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A smoking engine on a JCPS school bus forced students and the driver off the bus and onto the Watterson Expressway.

The students on JCPS bus 1020 had to stand on a feeder ramp on the Watterson near Westport Road until another bus came to pick them up. Police blocked the ramp so the students wouldn't be standing near traffic.

St. Matthews fire came to the scene and determined the bus was not on fire as originally thought. Instead, the engine had apparently overheated.

The bus was towed to the shop, and the students arrived home safely.

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