MTS Bus Overheats on Freeway

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    A n MTS bus overheated on the freeway Friday afternoon, authorities said.

    According to CHP and fire officials, at about 3:15 p.m. visible smoke began stemming from the bus, which was traveling on southbound State Route 163 near the Richmond Street bridge.

    Police said a possible fire had sparked aboard the bus. Firefighters, CHP and SDPD officials responded to the scene.

    MTS supervisor Thomas Rosete told NBC 7 that the bus had about 10 passengers on it when it experienced a mechanical issue. He said the engine had overheated.

    The bus pulled over at around 3:20 p.m. at the SR-163 connector near northbound Interstate 5 near the Park Boulevard exit.

    No injuries were reported.

    Traffic on SR-163 was snarled following the incident, all the way to the Interstate 8 connector.

    A CHP officer at the scene said traffic was also impacted by the wet, rainy conditions Friday afternoon.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.

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