LEBANON – A dozen vehicles, including a fire truck, a plow and a Central Maine Power Co. utility truck, were involved in accidents on icy roads in  in Lebanon Saturday morning, rescue officials said.

The accidents started shortly after 5 a.m., when an SUV hit a telephone pole on Champion Street, said Jason Cole, assistant chief of the Lebanon Rescue Department,

The car was heavily damaged, but the driver was not injured, Cole said.

A fire truck responding to the accident call slid off the road while trying to climb a hill on TM Wentworth Road, Cole sai. As the fire truck slid down the hill, it hit a 1996 Dodge pick-up truck that had been traveling behind it. Cole said the driver of the fire truck was not injured and the driver of the pick-up was taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., with injuries that were not considered serious.

A CMP truck going to repair the pole damaged in the initial collision slid off into a ditch on Champion Street at about 7 p.m., when it pulled over to let an emergency vehicle go by. The truck was eventualy pulled from the ditch by a tow truck, Cole said.

A truck that was plowing snow and spreading sand on Prospect Hill Road nearby also slid off the road, Cole said, along with seven other vehicles in a two-mile stretch of Champion Street between where the fire truck slid off and the site of the original accident.

Champion Street was closed for more than four hours after the original accident and TM Wentworth Road was closed from about 6:10 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m., Cole said.

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