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Firetruck Rollover in Kentucky

Icy Stretch on Interstate 64 Caused Multiple Accidents

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, ENGINE 8 was enroute to a traffic accident Friday morning when it hit a patch of ice and slid off the pavement.  As it went onto the shoulder, it got onto an embankement and rolled over.

Lexington Herald-Leader photo

The sudden appearance of freezing rain in the area caused a 4-mile stretch of I-64 to ice over including several patches of black ice.  The Highway Patrol reported that about 50 accidents happened during that time.  Engine 8 was responding to one of them when it got caught in the same hazard.

The three firefighters on board were transported for evaluation and were released.

The Lexington Herald-Leader has the STORY.

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