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Dec. 12, 2019 | Thursday
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School bus slides into ditch, no students on board
The accident happened on the corner of King Street and Paffard Street. (Supplied/Niagara Now)
The bus driver wasn't hurt, according to Niagara Student Transportation Services. (Supplied photo)

A school bus with no students on board ended up in the ditch near King and Paffard streets early Thursday morning.

The accident happened before school hours, according to Lori Powell, an executive director of Niagara Student Transportation Services.

NSTS checked the road conditions between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. and found road conditions to be safe for buses.

Powell said the organization gathers information from staff, who drive around in their personal vehicles, as well as from the bus companies. They also monitor weather forecasts and check various sources for current weather conditions.

They typically try to make the call as to whether road conditions are safe before 6 a.m.

Powell didn’t say where the bus driver was heading at the time of the accident but that it happened before bus run time.

The driver didn’t suffer any injuries, Powell said.

"The bus company doesn’t have to report any details to us,” said Powell. “If there are no students on board, I don't require any information.”

Brian Jobson of DanNel Coach Lines Company Ltd. declined giving any comments.

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