Thea Digiammerino

Firefighters Rescue Ducks on Interstate 95 in Westport

Westport firefighters came to the rescue of a family of ducks trying to cross the road Monday - the road being a major interstate.

Fire officials said they received multiple calls reporting the family of ducks on I-95 during rush hour. Callers reported that the ducklings had fallen into a storm drain.

Firefighters, Connecticut State Police and a state Department of Transportation patrol responded to rescue the ducks, which were in the area of exit 17 on I-95 north.

Rescuers used hydraulic tools and other equipment to get into the storm drain. Firefighter Ponticiello then climbed into the drain with a ladder and convinced the nine ducklings to come out.

Fire officials remind drivers that if you are ever concerned for an animal, especially on the side of a highway, to call 911 for help.

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