January 3, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Firetruck spins out on black ice near Ravensdale
A firetruck hit black ice and spun out into a three-foot ditch just east of Ravensdale, according to King County Fire District 44.
The truck slipped and spun 180 degrees into a roadside ditch on the 32600 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road around 9 p.m. Thursday said Fire District spokesman Tim Perciful.
Only one of the five firefighters on-board was taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary measures. The group, which was returning from a canceled fire call when the accident happened, was able to get the truck out of the ditch on their own, but it had to be towed away for repairs.
Because of icy patches all over the road where the accident happened, the area has been closed off until trucks are able to sand the road about 11:30 p.m. Perciful did not know which section of the road is closed.
“There’s tons of black ice on the road right now, so the road really needs to be closed until we can get a sanding truck up here, ” Perciful said.
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