Report: School bus smoked, but never caught fire

Published: Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 at 9:13 PM EDT
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The school bus stationed in the far-right lane. (Source: SCDOT)
The school bus stationed in the far-right lane. (Source: SCDOT)

DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - State officials say a faulty turbo caused a school bus to emit smoke on the Don Holt Bridge, stalling traffic on Interstate 526 Tuesday morning.

According to a report from the South Carolina Department of Education, a school bus carrying 24 students was leaving the Cainhoy area and heading to Hanahan High School when the turbo went out in the truck-lane portion of the Don Holt Bridge.

The report states the turbo came apart, spraying oil into the exhaust, causing thick, black smoke.

The driver stopped the bus and evacuated the students, who were then taken to school.

No one was injured.

The far-right lane was closed for at least an hour because of the incident.

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