ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have responded to a bus crash on a central California freeway.

California Highway Patrol Officer Moi Onsurez says the crash happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 99 near Atwater.

News station KNTV in San Jose posted a photo showing emergency workers climbing into the windows of an upright bus.

Onsurez says the bus with 30 people aboard was heading from Southern California to Sacramento.

Additional details were not immediately available.

The northbound lanes of the freeway are closed during the investigation.

Atwater is a city of 28,000 people in Merced County, about 65 miles northwest of Fresno.

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