Two Township fire trucks trying to block an icy hill ending up sliding down themselves and crashing into each other on 76 Avenue in Willoughby Thursday morning. Curtis Kreklau photo

Two Langley fire trucks collide on black ice

The fire trucks were being used to block vehicles from icy hill when they started sliding

An icy hill in Willoughby caused two Township fire trucks to slide into each other and then into a ditch on Thursday morning.

Around 7 a.m., Township fire crews were called to a rollover crash at Morrison Crescent and 76 Avenue.

They arrived to find multiple vehicles had gone off the road at the bottom of a very icy hill.

Firefighters were attempting to get their fire trucks to the top of the hill to block anyone else from coming down and crashing into them.

That’s when Rescue 6 slid into the ditch followed by Engine 4-4, which collided with Rescue 6 then rolled on its side into the ditch.

No firefighters were injured in the incident.

It’s not known at this time how much damage was done to the fire trucks.

Drivers involved in the initial accident were checked out for minor injuries by paramedics.

Emergency crews had to deal with several crashes and roll overs due to black ice. Temperatures on Thursday morning dipped to -5 Celsius.

 

Multiple vehicles crashed on this icy hill including two fire trucks trying to aid the original vehicles. Curtis Kreklau photo

Just Posted

Volunteers keep BC Farm Museum running like a well-oiled machine

Collection, started in 1953, continues to expand beyond museum’s capacity to contain it

Spartans clinch first place in Pacific Division with win over UBC

It was ‘a really physical battle in a crosstown rivalry’ coach says

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

Children’s author shares her story with West Langley Elementary students

Gabrielle Prendergast toured Fraser Valley schools and libraries from Oct. 15-19.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Pedestrian rushed to Lower Mainland hospital after being hit by car

Friday night crash is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians in Surrey

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

Most Read