Monday, January 30, 2012

High winds keep Emergency Services busy on Sunday

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Overturned semi on Highway 22, Sunday morning
Dan Camborg photo

Winds gusting as high as 140 km/hr kept Pincher Creek's Emergency Services busy Sunday morning, January 29.  At 6:00 am they were called to the scene of a blown over horse trailer a mile or two north of the Old Man River along Highway 22.  According to Fire Chief Dave Cox, the trailer was large enough for the horse to stand up in even though it (the trailer) was on its side.  Emergency Services took the trailer apart and extricated the horse, which showed little or no injuries, and transported it to a ranch nearby for further care.
Horse rescued from overturned trailer
Dan Camborg photo
Later in the morning Emergency Services responded to a semi truck rollover further north along Highway 22.  The semi was totally blocking the road, so it was shut down until tow trucks could move it out of the way.  One person was transported to Crowsnest Pass Hospital with undetermined injuries in that incident.  The affected stretch of Highway 22 was reopened around noon.

Emergency Services inside overturned horse trailer
Dan Camborg photo

This morning, January 30 Emergency Services were twice called out to investigate downed lines near Canyon Manor and Kost.  They were on scene only briefly in both cases, containing the situations until service people arrived.   The downed lines were not power lines.

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