Drivers advised to slow down in icy conditions

An ice storm on Monday, Jan. 12, created a busy day for the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, which reported three auto accident calls that day. The first call came in at 5:37 a.m. with a crash into a tree on Route 9 near Oak Hollow and Watergrass Lane in Garrison, hitting the same tree as a crash on Jan. 6.

A few hours later, at 12:16 p.m., another crash occurred on Route 9 near Travis Corners with volunteers turning out in force. There was a five-year-old passenger to whom Chief Jim Erickson gave a brand new teddy bear, which chiefs carry to comfort children.

At 3:45 p.m., a third crash occurred on Route 403 near Fox Fire Lane, which required extrication of the driver.

The GVFC advises drivers in icy conditions with rain and snow falling to slow down, drive according to conditions, turn your wipers and lights on, and always wear seat belts.

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