Manitoba

Driver delivering new Winnipeg transit bus takes muddy detour

The wheels on the bus went round and round — onto a secluded dirt road near Morris. A New Flyer transit bus en route to Winnipeg was photographed sitting in the mud after a delivery driver got wheely lost.

Bus will be delivered to Winnipeg Transit after thorough inspection, says New Flyer spokesperson

Morris Reeve Ralph Groening first posted the photo of the bus on the dirt road near Morris on Tuesday night. (Ralph Groening/Twitter)

The wheels on the bus went round and round — onto a secluded dirt road near Morris.

A New Flyer transit bus was photographed stuck on a muddy road, leaving many wondering how it happened, but it turns out it was simply a case of a driver getting lost. 

Morris Reeve Ralph Groening tweeted the photo of bus 388, wheels deep in the mud, on Tuesday afternoon.

New Flyer, the manufacturer of the bus, was shipping it from Crookston, Minn., to Winnipeg, but it all went awry when a third party delivery driver became lost on Monday night, a spokesperson for the company said.

The bus has since been removed and will undergo a "thorough inspection prior to delivery to Winnipeg Transit," the spokesperson said.

It's expected to be delivered to Winnipeg Transit in the coming days.