LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) — There was a lengthy morning rush hour backup along a highway in Lewisville after a school bus crash.

It was just before 9:00 a.m. when the bus crashed near the southbound TEXpress lanes of Interstate-35E — near Corporate Drive. There were no children onboard the Durham School Services bus at the time.

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Fire investigators say the bus hit the retainers at the end of a concrete divider. The bus was heavily damaged, with the impact of the crash ripping the front axle off. It isn’t known exactly how fast the school bus was traveling.

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The school bus driver was the only person on the bus at the time of the accident and he was Medical City Lewisville with minor injuries, as a precaution.

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The express lanes were closed for several hours as the bus was removed and crews cleaned up debris. The lanes are expected to reopen by evening rush hour.

CBSDFW.com Staff