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Stuck Greyhound bus blocks 16th Street Road

May. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Greyhound bus brought traffic to a standstill Wednesday morning as it became stuck in the median of 16th Street Road, while trying to turn around because of traffic from an earlier vehicle crash.

The initial, two-vehicle crash happened at 9:54 a.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of 16th Street Road. Medical personnel transported one person to the hospital, according to Cabell County 911.

Dispatchers said the emergency response to that crash backed up traffic in both directions. That led to the bus driver's decision to turn around.

Huntington Police Capt. Mike Albers said the bus driver received a citation for turning around in the median. The bus was not damaged and drove away from the scene shortly before noon, according to Albers and Cabell County 911.

Albers said a tow truck was used to lift the bus from the median. Its driver had attempted to turn in a grassy area.

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