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School bus slides on ice, hits tree

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DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Police officers have identified the cause of a school bus crash from early Thursday morning. They say, icy roads caused a Belleville School District bus to slide-off More head Road at Highway 69. Again, officials confirm that all 19 children on board were safe.  

Dane County Sheriff's deputies say, the driver was approaching a stop sign at low speed when the glare ice caused the bus to slide off the road. The bus came to rest against a large tree that kept the bus from turning over in the ditch. The children ranged in age, and only one child reported a minor injury. Another bus responded to the scene to pick up the children and take them to school. No citations will be issued.

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DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Dane County Communications says a school bus hit a tree in the Town of Montrose at Highway 69 at Morehead early this morning. Dispatch says, the call came in at 7:40 a.m. There are no injures however an MS unit was sent out as a precaution.

Officials say, children were inside the bus at the time and were from the Belleville Intermediate School. Another bus is in route to get the children. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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