FALL RIVER — A water main break in the city of Fall River on Friday morning resulted in a school bus sinking into a hole in the pavement with students on board.

City officials posted about the water issue just after 7:30 a.m. Friday, stating that a main break at Oak Grove Avenue and New Boston Road is causing road closures and delays in the area.

According to an update from Fall River police, no injuries were reported after the water main break "caused a large sink hole" that resulted in a school bus getting stuck.

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Police said the bus driver tried to drive around the sink hole, but didn't make it and the bus got bogged down.

"There were no injuries reported, and the children aboard the bus were transported to school by another bus," a police spokesman confirmed.

The city advised area residents to seek an alternate route this morning.


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