Fire Log12/24/08

Dec. 24, 2008

Car accidents

•    On a snowy evening on Dec. 7, fire crews responded to a five-car accident on French Hill on Route 2 at 5:45 p.m. Fire crews discovered the street had not yet been plowed or salted, creating slippery roadways, according to Williston firefighter Ryan Prouty. Police and fire departments combined to shut down Route 2 at the top and bottom of French Hill.

There was minor damage to the vehicles, and no drivers or passengers required medical treatment.

The Public Works Department plowed and salted the road before Route 2 was reopened for traffic. Engines 3 and 4, along with Hazmat 2 and Car 1, responded with seven firefighters.

•    A three-car accident caused traffic delays on Route 2A near Marshall Avenue on Dec. 8 at 9:20 a.m. A Toyota Rav 4 rear-ended a Chrysler Sebring, which in turn hit a Toyota Tacoma. The driver of the Chrysler Sebring was treated for injuries and transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington by the Essex Rescue Service. The fire department cleaned up debris and fluids. Five firefighters responded with Engine 3 and Car 1.

•    High winds and deep snow combined to create deep snowdrifts on local roads on Dec. 14. At 12:48 p.m., fire crews responded to an accident scene on Van Sicklen Road. A Nissan four-door sport utility vehicle hit a snowdrift on the road and was pushed by the high winds and snow into a telephone poll. To avoid the first accident, the driver of a Honda minivan drove over the snowdrift and off the road.

There were no injuries to either driver and Green Mountain Power was called in to replace the telephone poll.

At 1:38 p.m., crews diverted resources to Mountain View Road for a similar accident involving snowdrifts, wind and a telephone poll.