Power cables down and four crashes – Another busy night for North Yorkshire 999 crews
It has been another busy night for the emergency services, with many weather-related incidents.
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has attended four road crashes overnight.
The first happened at Melsonby near Richmond. Two elderly people were trapped after a two-vehicle collision.
Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and then helped ambulance crews free the occupants who were taken to hospital.
Another two-vehicle collision in Austwick near Settle left a car on its roof on the A65. Fire crews moved the vehicles to a safe place and assisted with recovery.
At 9.51pm crews from Northallerton went to a single-vehicle incident at Ellerbeck. Firefighters cut free a casualty who was trapped, assisting them on to a stretcher, before the person was taken to hospital.
And at 11.38pm, a diesel tanker ended up on its side and leaking fuel on the Roman Road at Bilton in Ainsty.
A fire crew from Tadcaster isolated the leak by securing the filler cap and righted the trailer on to its wheels. The trailer was left with the police awaiting recovery.
Fire crews also responded to two reports of power cables being damaged. One was arcing in Stonegate, Hunmanby, at 6.57pm. Northern Powergrid were called.
And at 8.02pm at Kilburn a crew from Easingwold responded to a report of a damaged power cable sparking and causing small fires. They extinguished the fires and used a dry powder extinguisher around the power cable.
Whitby firefighters were also called to a dangerous roof on Argyle Road. A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews cordoned off the area and advised the owner to contact a builder and structural engineer.
“Advice was also given to a business that was located under the overhanging masonry not to operate until the building was made safe.”