Winter Weather Brings Multiple MVA's
By Fire Driver Robert Crowe
November 20, 2017

The onset of winter weather was the cause of several accidents this morning. At 0719 Potsdam Fire was dispatched to Leroy Street in the vicinity of Potsdam High School for a reported 3 vehicle MVA. Upon the arrival of Engine 49, it was determined that there was in fact two accidents, with the second being a 2 vehicle MVA with air bag deployment. Members established traffic control, closing the roadway in front of the school while ensuring school bus access to the school to drop off students. None of those involved in the accidents complained of any injuries and only one vehicle needed to be towed from the scene. All units were back in service at 0753.

At 0917 the tones dropped for a one vehicle MVA in the vicinity of 1665 Morley-Potsdam Road. Engine 80 responded and found one vehicle off the road with damage from striking a culvert. The lone occupant of the vehilce refused medical attention. PFD members provided traffic control assistance until the vehicle could be towed from the scene.

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