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Wire that fell on bus with Pine-Richland students kids onboard was inactive

Emily Balser
| Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Emergency crews responded Friday afternoon to a call that wires had fallen on a school bus in Pine, an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher said.

A spokeswoman for the Pine-Richland School District said the wire that fell on the bus was an inactive internet wire.

The incident happened at about 4:25 p.m. in the 300 block of Brierly Lane, the dispatcher said.

Spokeswoman Rachel Hathhorn said the school bus snagged the cable wire as it turned onto Brierly Lane.

She was not sure how many elementary school students were on the bus, but their parents were quickly notified about the incident and that there was no cause for alarm.

It caused the school bus to be delayed by about 20 to 25 minutes, Hathhorn said.

A call to the Northern Regional Police Department regarding the incident was not immediately returned.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, or on Twitter @emilybalser. The Trib's Dave Williams contributed.

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