Conn. school buses out of service due to 'algae'
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A school bus company took 150 buses based in East Hartford out of service because of so-called ‘‘diesel fuel algae’’ found in a fuel filter.
First Student Inc. says it took the buses out of service Friday morning ‘‘out of an abundance of caution’’ after the problem was found in a fuel filter in one of the buses. The company says a clogged fuel filter can cause a bus to stop without warning.
First Student says it brought in buses from other locations and service was delayed in some locations.
A high school in Windsor, the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, closed Friday because of the problem.
Diesel fuel algae are organic debris formed during the use of diesel fuel and are not related to algae found in water.