Some people in our region woke up to several inches of snow Tuesday morning; others encountered snow squalls en route to work that turned the roads to ice. That led to numerous accidents, including a tractor-trailer crash on Williston Road near the South Burlington-Williston line. The truck slid out of control coming down the hill near Pete's RV Center and jack-knifed. The trailer swung around and slammed into an on-coming car. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
"He jackknifed just about here, by the dealership. The trailer came around because this was glare ice. Glare ice all the way from here, up there. Most of the town had glare ice in it," said Battalion Chief Mike Lizotte of the Williston Fire Department.
"Very completely closed the road, from guard rail to guard rail. So we're working to get that cleaned up. We had some diesel fuel on the road. But we got that corralled and cleaned up and it didn't go into the Muddy Brook, which is a good thing," South Burlington Fire Chief Doug Brent said.
It took about two hours to get the truck free from the guard rail and back on the road. Traffic was back flowing smoothly on Williston Road at about 9 a.m.
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