Traffic was blocked at Central Street and Gross Point Road in Evanston this morning after a CTA bus failed to make the turn at the intersection about 8 a.m.

Evanston police say no injuries were reported in the accident and apparently no other vehicles were involved.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Articulated Buses in Evanston ?
    The picture shows an articulated bus and sign is Gross Point Rd..
    I don’t think I’ve seen or ridden on an articulated bus in Evanston in Evanston in 20 years.
    For that matter I don’t recall the last one I saw in Chicago.

    1. They exist in both Evanston and Chicago

      Well, they exist in both Evanston and Chicago, and this is a picture of the one that failed to make the turn. Come down to the Howard L stop, you can see one any time you want.

      1. I live near the site of this

        I live near the site of this incident and frequently ride the 201 and 206, the two bus routes that serve this neighborhood. I've never ridden an articulated bus on either of these routes. That said, I guess it's possible that this accident involved an out-of-service bus on its way to a garage.

        1. Buses at ETHS

          I go to ETHS, and when our school is over we have these buses all over the place, especially 206. This is so more students can get home, not a very rare sight. If you are at work, you might see these buses since they run from 3:40 to about 4 most days.

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