Winter weather causes Topeka Metro bus crash, route delays

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The Topeka Metro is working to keep passengers and bus drivers safe during icy weather and road conditions.

A bus crash near SW Huntoon Street and Harvey Street on Wednesday morning prompted cautions from the Topeka Metro’s General Manager Susan Duffy, who confirmed the accident to KSNT. Duffy said as she understood it, a car slid into the Metro bus. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

The Topeka Metro is among several including Topeka police, the Shawnee County Sheriff and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers urging the public to drive carefully in the winter weather.

Duffy said that bus drivers are moving at reduced speeds in order to stay safe on the slick streets. Because of this, bus routes are running behind schedule. Topeka Metro does not have an estimate on when routes will resume normal times, but will watch for updates on road and weather conditions and adjust their driving accordingly. 

Duffy also urged drivers traveling alongside city busses to watch for flashing lights, which indicate the bus is stopping to pick up and drop off passengers at route stops. Passengers were also asked to be safe and slow walking to the bus stops, and to watch for ice when boarding and stepping off.

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