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City bus, garbage truck collide in winter weather


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Passengers on an Eau Claire city bus were forced to make an unexpected transfer today.

Snow and slick roads caused a garbage truck and a city bus to collide this morning on Summit Street. Damage was minor to both vehicles and no one was hurt. Another bus was eventually brought in to take passengers to their destination. Police say its just one example of weather related problems they've been dealing with.

"We started the day out actually a little bit better this morning than we thought we were going to with rush hour. It actually was fairly good, a few slide ins, a couple of minor fender benders. But unfortunately with conditions changing as they have been today, things have been getting progressively worse," said Sgt. Bruce VanValkenburg of the Eau Claire Police Department.

Police are also asking drivers to limit travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

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