Power Line Lands On Metro Bus; Occupants Shelter In Place

Incident Type
Electrical
Dispatch
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:44pm
Arrival
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:49pm
Address
600 Block East Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703
Narrative

Severe thunderstorms caused a power line to break off a pole and land on a Madison Metro bus that was pulled over on the 600 block of East Gorham Street.

Engine Company 1 had the Dane County 911 Public Safety Communications Center notify MGE right away, as well as a Metro supervisor to tell the bus driver to stay put. Everybody was directed to stay inside the bus.

MGE arrived in short order. Technicians secured and de-energized the power line, and all occupants aboard the bus rode away unharmed.

Posted 07/20/2017 - 9:01am
Contacts

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)