Live power lines topple on Auburn school bus after crash

AUBURN, Wash. -- Dozens of kids were trapped but unhurt on an Auburn school bus Wednesday afternoon after the bus collided with a power pole and live wires toppled onto the roof.

The low-speed crash happened around 3:45 p.m as the bus was in front of Arthur Jacobsen Elementary, said Auburn police. After the impact, wires from the power pole were dislodged and knocked to the ground; some draped across the bus.

Officials said the 38 kids and one driver on board were told to stay put until Puget Sound Energy could de-energize the lines. That happened just before 5 p.m. and kids were transferred to another bus to take them home. No one else was reported injured.

Crews have closed 132nd Avenue SE near the crash site until the power lines could be cleaned up. Auburn police say the crash did knock out power to the immediate area.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.