Two people sent to hospital
He said the two people travelling in that car were uninjured. Firefighters needed to assist them out of the vehicle because it was unstable.
The second call came at 4:53 p.m. and involved two vehicles colliding near the Nova Scotia Power pole storage facility.
“The roads are extremely slippery,” said Maynard, who was reached at the second accident.
Maynard said both vehicles involved in the second accident received “heavy damage” but there was no entrapment.
“It was a two-vehicle side impact collision,” he said, noting it was between a passenger car and a truck.
“The two people in the car were transported by EHS to hospital. I don’t know the status on their injuries – they were loaded (in the ambulance) when we got here.”
He urged motorists to “drive with extreme caution.”
Chester Road, which is also called Highway 14, was reduced to one lane while firefighters attended the scene and RCMP investigated.
Maynard said it’s been a busy night so far and he was pleased with the response of the various county fire departments.
“Because of the road conditions, we put a pumper from Hantsport in Falmouth to stage and Brooklyn sent one to stage out at the 101 at the Three Mile Plains exit. So we were already geared up to head this way when the second call came in, which was good because we kind of sus- pected there might be another accident.”