Breckenridge Texan

Recent rain creates slick roads, highways in area
September 27
21:30 2017

Above, firefighters and emergency workers clear debris from around a pickup truck that slid off the highway and rolled over on State Highway 67 just north of FM 1800 Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Units from the Breckenridge Fire Department, along with Sacred Cross Emergency Medical Services and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a one-vehicle rollover shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, on State Highway 67, just north of FM 1800. The pickup truck apparently slid off the wet pavement and rolled over. The occupants of the vehicle suffered only minor injuries, and the accident was under investigation by the Texas Department Public Safety.  No other details were available at this time.

Recent rains have caused slick roads and highways and hazardous driving conditions in the area. Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney said his department has responded to a few weather-related calls. “We had a few,” he said. “We had some electrical issues, arching power lines, that realm of thing that usually comes with storms.”

He said that despite the rainfall, the county-wide burn ban has not been lifted. He said some people, like farmers and ranchers who have the equipment to control a fire and who call ahead, are being allowed to burn on a case-by-case basis.

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