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Unplowed Roads Freeze Va. Volunteer Fire Service

The fire chief is trying to negotiate a plan to keep the fire rigs elsewhere during heavy snowfall

By by Angelique Arintok, WCYB

The Weber City Volunteer Fire Department is back in service after shutting down Friday and part of Saturday.

The department was forced to stop services for more than 24 hours due to unplowed roads and hills around its building. Firefighters told us this is a common issue when it snow. They said that the town is supposed to take care of it.

News 5 reached out to town officials. We have not yet heard back.

We do know a surrounding hill is clear now because of the fire department’s work and help they recruited.

“We have people and that’s it. We don’t have fire trucks if it snows and they don’t clean our hill,” said Capt. Hunter Hensley.

“Would that potentially put some people in danger?,” News 5 asked. “Yes, well they’re waiting longer to get responders from other fire departments down here, said Hensley.

Read the full story here.

Image: WYCB

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