January 5, 2021, 2:36 pm

Updated: January 5, 2021, 2:44 pm

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Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds

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A bus crashed into the grounds of an Aberdeenshire church today due to icy conditions.

The Stagecoach bus veered off the road in Methlick and hit the boundary wall of the church at about 6.25am.

No passengers were onboard and the driver was uninjured.

However, Main Road was partially blocked until the vehicle was recovered and police were on the scene to assist with traffic.

Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds

It comes after the Met Office issued a warning to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire residents to expect icy weather overnight into the morning.

A Methlick resident, who asked not to be named, said she understood the bus was travelling down the hill when it was unable to stop due to the icy road conditions.

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach Bluebird said: Due to icy road conditions, one of our vehicles collided with a wall this morning near Methlick at around 6.30am.

There were no passengers on board the bus and our driver is safe and well.

Services were withdrawn from the area until conditions improved.

Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds

They have now resumed fully.

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Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds
Bus crashes into Aberdeenshire church grounds