UPDATE: Crash involving school bus knocks out power, cancels class in Jackson

A crash involving a school bus early Friday morning has knocked out power to more than 1,600 people in Jackson. (Credit: Nicole Hamilton)
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- A crash involving a school bus early Friday morning has knocked out power to more than 1,600 people in Jackson.

That crash happened near the intersection of Morrell Street and South West Avenue. No students were on the bus at the time and the driver is OK, Jackson Public Schools said in a Facebook post.

A Ford Explorer ran a blinking red light on Morrell Street and hit the bus just before 6 a.m., which is owned by Jackson Public Schools. The bus was knocked off the road and hit a utility pole.

The driver of the bus and the driver of the Explorer experienced minor injuries and were treated on the scene.

The outage canceled classes Friday for Frost/Cascades Elementary because the school does not have power, the district said.

The outage area is roughly Michigan Avenue to the north, Brown Street to the west, Sunburst Road to the south, and Jackson Street to the east. According to the outage map, less than 10 people are without power as of 4:20 p.m.

You can view the outage map online.

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