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Accident Involving School Bus Shuts Down I-55 Southbound

May 24, 2013

This is a developing story. Will update as we know more.

An accident involving a school bus has shut down traffic on southbound I-55 this morning just south of downtown St. Louis at 7th Street.

Traffic is currently backed up all the way into Illinois. (See here for the latest traffic conditions).

Updated 10:40 a.m.

A Missouri Department of Transportation Twitter feed says the incident has been cleared. Traffic cameras in the area show no major back-ups.

Updated 9:28 a.m.

Capt. Dan Sutter with the St. Louis Fire Department says three elementary-aged children were taken to Cardinal Glennon hospital for wellness checks. Three adults – a driver and a bus monitor, along with the driver of the car – went to Saint Louis University Hospital.

There are no life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles are upright, and the road should be cleared relatively soon.

St. Louis Public Schools officials were told that the car rear-ended the bus.