Firefighters recovering after fire trucks overturn in separate accidents

Several firefighters are recovering after their trucks overturned in separate accidents that closed roads in two states.

In Henrico County, Virginia, a fire crew responding to an emergency call about an unconscious person found themselves in need of help when their fire truck overturned Sunday morning.
Roads in the area were extremely slippery and snow covered, according to a post from Henrico County Division of Fire. The fire truck spun on the road, left the roadway and overturned. No other vehicles were involved.
All four firefighters were able to get out of the truckbut each suffered non-life threatening injuries, secondo i funzionari. Images posted on Facebook show the yellow fire engine flipped over with the front windshield broken out.
    The initial medical emergency was handled by other units responding at the same time,” a statement from Henrico County Division of Fire disse. “There was no delay in service.
    Roads in the area of the accident were expected to be closed for an extended period as officials investigated and worked to remove the truck, according to fire officials.
    The accident came as the East Coast braces for a powerful nor’easter that could bring 18 inches of snow to New York City.
    The winter storm was already beginning to impact the Mid-Atlantic region Sunday, bringing snow and a wintry mix to the region. Ice accumulation of up to a quarter of an inch is possible across areas of northern North Carolina and Virginia.
    On Sunday morning, al di sopra di 110 million people were under winter weather alerts from Minnesota to Maine and South to North Carolina. Heavy snow and ice will produce hazardous travel conditions in these regions.
    In Asheville, Carolina del Nord, Interstate 26 was closed for around three hours, secondo CNN affiliate WLOS, after a firetruck overturned and crossed the median Saturday night. The accident happened after the truck struck something and veered into the median, officials told WLOS.
      Nel video from the scene, debris is scattered across the road and the fire truck is seen sitting on its roof. All the firefighters were transported to a hospital, but have since been released to recover at home.
      We are extremely happy to report that all crew members were checked out at the hospital, rilasciato, and are home resting now,” the Asheville Fire Fighters Association tweeted.

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