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School bus topples over near Deeping St James

A Fowler's Travel bus on its way to Deeping St James on the B1166 from Crowland

A Fowler's Travel bus on its way to Deeping St James on the B1166 from Crowland

A bus on its way to pick pupils up from school has toppled over in high winds.

The double decker vehicle came off the B1166 Welland Bank between Deeping St James and Crowland at about 3pm today (Thursday).

No passengers were on board the bus which ended up on its side and the owner of Fowler’s Travel, Andrew Fowler, confirmed that the driver was unhurt.

He said: “We had a double decker bus go off the road which was travelling to collect some children from school.

“The bus was empty at the time and the driver involved has nearly 40 years’ experience of driving buses.

“It was a freak accident and I’ve spoken to the driver who is fine.”

Weathermen are predicting wind gusts of up to 70mph and almost 20 severe flood warnings have been issued for the eastern region.

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said: “The Met Office has issued an amber alert for the potential of strong winds, with gusts of up to 70mph inland, which may cause damage and disruption.

“The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely and working alongside partners, including the Met Office and local authorities, to ensure that flood defences are in good working order, sea levels are monitored and wind directions measured.”

For the latest information, visit www.envrionment-agency.gov.uk

 

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