August 16, 2022

Driver escapes really serious personal injury right after snow plow burns in St. Lawrence County

Town OF FOWLER, New York (WWNY) – A plume of smoke billowed from a wrecked Town of Fowler plow, burning off Point out Highway 58 Monday.

“He was driving together and smoke came up into the cabin. It blinded him, he couldn’t see. And then he went off into the ditch,” reported Highway Superintendent Randy Durham, who recounted the scene as described by the plow’s driver.

Durham and Town Supervisor Rick Newvine are not positive how the plow caught hearth just as the driver wrapped up his route and was headed back again to the garage. But they know points could have ended otherwise.

“My being familiar with is that he missed various trees and posts on the way down,” explained Newvine. “He was blessed.”

Durham suggests the plow is now out of fee, but the driver, whilst hurt, is ok.

“I’m just grateful that he wasn’t seriously hurt,” Durham stated. “I indicate, we’re genuinely grateful for that. The truck, the products, everything can be changed, but not the driver.”

Durham claims the city likes to run with four plows when they very clear the streets of snow. And even with the reduction of 1, they’ll even now be in a position to arrive at that number thanks to a backup that Durham states was in the primary rotation just a month back.

“That plow has been having the task performed all over below for 16 years. So, it’ll get the position carried out,” Durham said.

“Randy hasn’t let them down thus considerably, and this board hasn’t permit them down,” Newvine reported. “And we won’t in the future. We’ll make certain that these roadways are crystal clear and individuals are risk-free to get to and from work, and home.”

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