RTA bus jumps curb, takes out power lines

RTA bus jumps curb, takes out power lines
The crash happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday. (Source: WOIO)
The crash happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday. (Source: WOIO)
Power is slowly being restored to residents in the area. (Source: WOIO)
Power is slowly being restored to residents in the area. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Power is still being restored to a west side neighborhood after an RTA bus crashed into a utility pole early Tuesday morning.

According to an RTA official, the #81 bus was traveling westbound on Storer Avenue around 3 a.m. when it jumped the curb at West 52nd Street, taking out a utility pole. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

The driver was not injured.

According to First Energy's website, a few dozen customers are without power in the area. Crews are on scene making repairs. Power is expected to be restored around 6 p.m.

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