WINTRY ROAD CAUSES TRUCK CRASH - Numerous Other Incidents Reported


The first blast of winter caused numerous accidents in the region when roads were quickly covered by snow and ice before noon today.

A woman driver was injured when her Mazda pick-up truck spun out of control and plunged down a hillside along US 33-119 in Calhoun near the Calhoun-Roane line.

She was taken to Roane General Hospital by Calhoun EMS shortly after the 10 a.m. accident. The truck, which first struck a tree, was traveling east. It was described as a total loss.

There was no report available on her condition.

Arnoldsburg Fire Chief Fred Waybright said the road became hazardous very quickly. "The units had to use caution getting to the scene, but it melted off."

Two other vehicles spun out of control at the same spot, but managed to drive away.

Calhoun EMS and the Arnoldsburg VFD responded to Rt. 16 near Crummies Creek at 1:15 p.m. to a weather related accident, no injuries.

911 reported a car in the ditch at Millstone and two vehicles colliding on Broomstick Road.

Roane 911 reported an accident on Bower's Hill, Rt. 33-119 east of Spencer.