Ambulance Crews Dealing with Slick Roads, Snow

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

Slick roads are still a problem tonight for people who need to get out, and that includes emergency officials.

We talked to crews in Perry County about how they are handling the snowy conditions.

They say they are simply doing their job and keeping people safe.

Perry county EMS crews must be able to go just about anywhere to get people to the hospital if they need help.

“We've just got to roll with the punches,” EMT Ryan Moore says. “You take it. You can't predict it. You just have to take it as it comes.”

Crews say this winter is very challenging, especially on the secondary roads.

“We know what to expect with certain areas,” Moore says. “Which roads get bad before others.”

‘This is one of the worst ones that I can remember in several years,” EMS Director Matthew Couch says. “It's poses challenges getting up on these secondary roads.”

The roads are slick but transportation crews are still out treating them.

“Getting up on these smaller roads they get iced over and snowed on pretty good but they've been scraped up pretty good and we're able to get up there most if not every time,” Couch says.

Perry County’s Judge Executive is just one of many out clearing the roads.

“We had a lot of ice underneath the snow and we've had some real bad areas we’ve got an area in Flat Gap and Second Creek now,” Denny Ray Noble says. “We've got crews over there that have three cars in a ditch and no one can get by.”

Couch says no matter what shape the roads are in, they are here to help anyone who needs it.

“It’s very dangerous work getting out on these slick roads but again, that's what we're here for,” Couh says.

But couch says he hopes to see winter come to an end very soon.

Moore says the Perry county EMS has two trucks with four wheel drive and that has helped them get to houses where there are snow covered roads.

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