Utility power line down on United Township school bus

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EAST MOLINE, Illinois — A cable fell on a United Township High School bus loaded with students yesterday as high winds and heavy rain lashed the Quad Cities.

According to a press release, the cables fell around 3:20 p.m. on September 25, in a storm that knocked out power to thousands of local residents. The storms came on the edge of a cold front sweeping through the upper Midwest.

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MidAmerican determined the lines crossing the bus were cable and telephone lines. The lines were non-electrical and were immediately cut. The bus was able to be moved without tow assistance.

Students were transferred to another bus as a precaution and transported to their homes.

Officials told WQAD that everyone on the bus is safe, and there are no injuries.

Related: Photos: Milledgeville slammed by passing storms

Related: Damaging storm leaves downed power lines, trees in its path around the QC

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