Traffic was held up for just over two hours on Wednesday (Mar 13), due to a collision involving a public bus.

Police say the accident occurred around 2:20pm on Middle Raod in Paget, near the junction with Chapel Road.

A police spokesman said: “It appears that a Department of Public Transportation (DPT) bus was being driven in the westbound lane of Middle Road, when an unknown vehicle being driven in the opposite direction caused the bus driver to take evasive action and collide with a utility pole.

“Part of the utility pole then struck a truck, which was being driven behind the DPT bus.

“The DPT bus, utility pole and truck were damaged.

“However, there were no reported injuries.

“Traffic was diverted from Middle Road, Paget at the junctions of Manse Road and Chapel Road while BELCO, Digicel and One Communications personnel were at the scene regarding the damaged utility pole.

“Normal traffic flow resumed in the area around 4:45pm Wednesday.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses are encouraged to call Constable Conor Perkin on 211 or e-mail”