HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Students in Hollis had to evacuate a school bus on its way to elementary school Wednesday morning.

Maine State Police say there was a strong smell of propane reported and that was the catalyst for the evacuations. Bus 26 was evacuated at the intersection of Waterboro Road and Plains Road.

The Hollis Fire Department responded to the scene. MSAD 6 Transportation says the children were transferred to another bus and were not even late for school.

Hollis Chief Chris Young says there was a crack in a propane valve.

MSAD 6 Transportation says the bus is being looked over thoroughly before it is put back on the road.