Bus carrying U of Washington band rolls onto side on highway

GEORGE, Washington (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one of three charter buses carrying members of the University of Washington marching band to a football showdown at Washington State University rolled onto its side Thursday on Interstate 90, the Seattle Times reports.

Trooper John Bryant tells that Times that no serious injuries had been reported from the accident that was reported at 5:26 p.m. Bryant says troopers, paramedics and deputies from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident.

Bryant says the accident took place on eastbound I-90 at mile post 146, about 3 miles west of George.

The trooper told the Times that road conditions were extremely slippery and icy in spots.

The charter buses were headed to the Apple Cup in Pullman.

The trooper says school officials were attempting to load students and equipment from the crashed bus onto the two other charter buses traveling together to continue the trip to Pullman.

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