Fire truck, police vehicle among numerous crashes near TCH in icy conditions
Road were 'extremely slippery,' no word from RNC on extent of injuries
Emergency responders themselves were involved in crashes while responding to a slew of accidents Wednesday evening, as weather wreaked havoc for some drivers on the Trans-Canada and Conception Bay South highways.
There were more than 10 vehicles involved in multiple collisions around 8:15 p.m. in "extremely slippery" conditions, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said Thursday morning.
Those crashes happened at what is referred to as the "cloverleaf" — an area where both highways intersect with an overpass and ramps.
Police said "a few people" had to be taken to hospital, but did not provide details on the extent of injuries.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued a warning on its social media pages, cautioning drivers in the area to be careful.
All of the collisions are still under investigation.
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