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Posted at 6:33 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Rockville Pike icy after bus fire

By Debbi Wilgoren

8:04 p.m. Update: WTOP has video of the fire.

Original post: Overnight efforts to extinguish a fire in an empty bus on Rockville Pike created icy patches on the road that could be hazardous to motorists Thursday morning, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported.

The bus was located at the intersection of Marinelli Road and Rockville Pike, close to the White Flint Metro station, the television station said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. But the water from their hoses pooled in the roadway and, with temperatures well below freezing, quickly froze.

WRC-TV said the northbound lanes of Rockville Pike were icy as of 6:30 a.m. Authorities were waiting for a truck to arrive and cover the ice with sand or salt.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | December 30, 2010; 6:33 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Driving  
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