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Benton Harbor bus falls into sinkhole

Photo courtesy of{ }Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad
Photo courtesy of Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad
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On Friday Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad posted these photos to Facebook that show a bus that fell into a sinkhole.

This occurred between 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM on Highland Ave. near Nowlen Street.

Muhammad wrote, "The Bus that was caught in the sink hole was towed away. Thank God there was no injuries. The cause of the sink hole was that a water main broke under the road which weakened the street and caused it to collapse. Emergency funds from the City Income Tax will be used to repair the damage. The street is blocked off and staff is working to restore water for residents impacted by this circumstance. Please share this information. #GodsHand"

Dr. Kevin Ivers, Berrien RESA Superintendent, issued the following message to parents:

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"This afternoon, a First Student bus transporting Berrien RESA students to their homes in Benton Harbor was involved in a minor accident. While in route, the rear tires of the bus fell into a sinkhole. No one was injured during the incident. As always, student safety is our number one priority. Thank you to First Student's transportation personnel and local emergency officials for supporting our students during this situation."

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