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Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:43

Snow plan standby and overturned gritter

Written by

Callout 2/2021 - Holne 04:00 24th January 2021

Last night the team were placed on standby due to the snow and freezing conditions, with 10 team members & 2 drivers from Devon 4x4 response on standby from 2330hrs spending a very cold night at our rescue centre.
Thankfully traffic was very light and we had no major incidents for most of the night . At around 4am we were tasked to investigate a report that a gritter had overturned & that contact with the driver had been lost.
The team deployed in 3 land rovers to facilitate social distancing. On arrival at the scene it was determined that the driver had managed to make his way to a nearby house. He was assessed by a team casualty carer as having minor injuries and was able to be taken to hospital by his concerned colleagues.
The team were stood down at 5am
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