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Superior-bound DTA bus slides into ditch near Blatnik Bridge

A Superior-bound Duluth Transit Authority bus went into the ditch just before the Blatnik Bridge Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Tuesday morning, a DTA bus went into the ditch off Cottonwood Avenue. In both cases, the buses were empty and there were n...

A Superior-bound Duluth Transit Authority bus went into the ditch just before the Blatnik Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier Tuesday morning, a DTA bus went into the ditch off Cottonwood Avenue.

In both cases, the buses were empty and there were no injuries associated with the accidents.

The Superior-bound bus went off the road around 3:30 p.m. when heavy snow created slushy conditions on the entrance to the Blatnik.

"It just hit the slush and slid right in," said Dale Ceryes, a DTA mechanic on the scene.

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"The entrance ramp right there was very slick," said Dennis Jensen, the DTA's general manager.

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