Park City bus goes off road |

Park City bus goes off road

Jeff Dempsey, The Park Record

Earlier this month Park City saw proof that even the professionals sometimes get caught by surprise when the snow starts falling.

At 1:33 p.m. Nov. 9, a Park City bus went off the road on Deer Valley Drive just below Snow Park Lodge. Destry Pollard, operations team leader for Park City transit, said weather was the culprit.

"First snow," he said. "And icy conditions."

It took about two hours to get the bus righted and back on the road, Pollard said. In the meantime, another bus was sent out to cover the route.

"We put another driver and bus in his place immediately so service was not ultimately affected," Pollard said.

The good news was, there were no passengers on the bus at the time and no injuries were reported.

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"Only the driver was on the bus," Pollard said. "And he is fine."

Police responded to the scene but the driver was not cited. This was simply an accident caused by winter conditions, one that Pollard cautioned all Parkites to be ready for.

"Everyone drive safe out there," he said. "And slow down when the inclement weather is present."