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Smoke-emitting transit bus forces road closure on Portage Avenue

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Firefighters extinguish a blaze in a transit bus that experienced mechanical difficulties on the 1200 block of Portage Avenue Saturday.

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Firefighters extinguish a blaze in a transit bus that experienced mechanical difficulties on the 1200 block of Portage Avenue Saturday. Photo Store

Eastbound Portage Avenue at Erin Street is closed to traffic due to a transit bus that broke down and spewed heavy smoke.

The event took place at about 3:20 p.m. today in the 1200 block of Portage.

The road closure is expected to last about an hour and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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Updated on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM CDT: Added photo.

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