MTS Bus Overheats on Freeway

By Monica Garske and Wendy Fry
|  Friday, Nov 30, 2012  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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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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