Deep Gap Fire handles 75 vehicle pile-up!
Deep Gap Fire ended up responding to 5 calls this morning between 7:30am to 9:30am on Feb 7th, 2022.
1st was a 22-vehicle accident on Highway 421 just south of Stony Fork Rd,
2nd was a single vehicle accident on Old 421 & Livestock Market Rd.
3rd was traffic control for multiple vehicles stuck on Highway 421 & Laurel Springs Church.
4th was a 75-vehicle accident on Highway 421 extending from Chestnut Mountain Rd into Wilkes County around the two sandpiles.
5th was a single vehicle accident on Stony Fork Rd.
Only minor injuries were reported throughout all incidents and most collisions were minor. A majority of the vehicles slid off the roadway while trying to avoid the cars wrecked in the road.
Now for our personnel! Our Volunteers worked all 5 incidents simultaneously, worked with media outlets to get out the information and kept other personnel standing by to respond if any other incidents occurred within our district.
Our personnel worked extremely well together today. Chief Seth Norris, his officers and our entire department showed strong leadership and decision-making.
We couldn’t be prouder of all our members and their dedication to our department and community!