Santa Cruz County

Highway 17 in Scotts Valley partially blocked due to broken down bus

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol temporarily closed the number two lane of northbound Highway 17 at Santa's Village Road due to a broken down bus.

That alert was sent out around 3:45 p.m. Friday. The road was reopened shortly before 5 p.m., according to reports.

Earlier reports were that the bus was on fire and callers reported seeing black smoke coming from the vehicle. CHP has determined the bus is not on fire but was experiencing mechanical fire that caused smoke.

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