17 hurt when bus crashes on terminal access roadway at Newark Liberty International Airport

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- An employee shuttle bus crashed at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday morning, injuring 17 people.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. on the Newark Liberty International Airport (Essex) Express Road ramps to Terminal B at Level 2.

Traffic had to be stopped at Level 2 so crews could remove the damaged bus.

The shuttle bus somehow hit a concrete divider on the road and suffered front-end damage.

People trying to reach the airport during that time got caught in a nearly mile-long traffic backup.

Despite the mess outside, the Port Authority said airport operations were never impacted.

Fortunately, all of the injuries were non-life threatening.

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