Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Smoke, but No Fire on Greyhound

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Smoke, but No Fire on Greyhound

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People riding on a Greyhound bus headed for Los Angeles didn't make it past the Topeka city limits Tuesday morning.

The bus was disabled about 10:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, about a half-mile east of the MacVicar exit.

Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart said the bus pulled over after passengers believed the vehicle was on fire.

Topeka police responded to the scene and determined the brakes were smoking, but not on fire.

Topeka Fire Department crews also responded.

A Topeka Metro bus was called to the scene and passengers were escorted off the Greyhound bus. They then boarded a waiting Topeka Transit bus, which had pulled in behind the Greyhound bus on the right -- or north -- side of the highway.

Keri Renner, Topeka Metro's director of marketing and communications, said once occupants boarded the Topeka Metro bus, they were taken back to the Topeka Greyhound bus station, which is located adjacent to the Downtown BP gas station at 600 S. …

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