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Workers repair power lines at the scene of a school bus crash in Sennett Tuesday afternoon.

A Skaneateles Central School District bus with no passengers on board crashed on Route 20 just east of Auburn Tuesday afternoon.

Cayuga County 911 said that the bus crashed shortly after noon in the town of Sennett after it drifted off the road.

Police on the scene said the bus was traveling in the eastbound lane of Route 20 when it began drifting off the road near the intersection with Swamp Road. The driver tried to correct but lost control of the bus and hit a utility pole.

The driver had what appeared to be minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to be checked out, police said.

Route 20 was closed to traffic in both directions for more than an hour between Auburn and Skaneateles in the area of Beech and Swamp roads in Sennett. All lanes were reopened at 1:40 p.m., the state Department of Transportation said.

In addition to emergency responders, utility workers were on the scene to repair fallen wires.

Skaneateles district Superintendent Lynda Quick said the bus had been heading back to Skaneateles when the incident occurred. Quick did not identify the driver and said the cause of the crash had not been determined Tuesday afternoon.

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