Eastham crash; Stop & Shop explosion; Fiery Plymouth crash stops off Cape traffic; Barnstable airport tests readiness; 3 locals arrested for OUI in separate incidents

Fiery crash stalls traffic leaving Cape

PLYMOUTH - People leaving the Cape Wednesday evening ran into a roadblock when two vehicles collided on Route 3 in Plymouth and burst into flames. The crash closed the northbound lanes at exit 5.

The severity of injuries could not immediately be confirmed.

A Cape Wide News reporter happened to be passing the scene and caught these dramatic photos.

Posted on 10/26 at 6:30 AM. Photos courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

Crash slows Outer Cape traffic
- A two-vehicle crash on Route 6 at the Salt Pond Visitor Center traffic light caused some delays for the Thursday morning commute for Outer Cape travelers. Reports say there were no serious injuries. Eastham Police are investigating the crash and say a driver may have been distracted while on his cellphone. They say 37-year old Dwight Genius apparently ran a red light and then swerved to avoid a vehicle legally entering from Nauset Road on the right and ended up colliding with a Jeep entering from Salt Pond Road on the left. The Jeep driver 53-year old Susan O'Hara of Eastham was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Genius and his passenger were not injured. He was cited by Eastham Police. Posted on 10/26 at 7:45 AM; updated on 10/26 at 3:00 PM.

Hyannis Stop & Shop rocked by explosion
HYANNIS - A small explosion apparently triggered by a gas oven rocked the Super Stop & Shop in the Southwinds Plaza off Indenpendence Drive sometime around 7 AM. One person standing near the oven was shaken up but no one was injured. Hyannis fire officials are trying to determine why the oven blew up. Posted on 10/26 at 7:30 AM.

Barnstable Airport has drill to test readiness

HYANNIS - It was a worst case scenario-a plane crashes on the runway at Barnstable Municipal Airport and catches fire with 30 people on board. Fortunately this time it was just a drill. Airport officials along with emergency responders from several towns took park in the realistic drill this evening that involved live fires and human guinea pig volunteers. The drill is to test readiness in case of a real plane crash or other emergency including moving large numbers of ambulances and even helicopters to deal with a mass causality incident (MCI) and is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport remained opened and no flights were delayed as a result of the activity. Posted on 10/25 at 3:00 PM; updated on 10/25 at 8:30 PM. Photos courtesy of Katie Miller.

Three local residents arrested for OUI in separate incidents
- Wellfleet Police arrested a Provincetown man for his third operating under the influence after getting complaints of an erratic operator on Route 6. 39-year old Keiran Gerard Murphy of Provincetown was allegedly weaving in his SUV and narrowly missed hitting some other drivers around 2 PM Tuesday according to calls to Wellfleet Police. Det. Jonathan Taylor says in addition to OUI Murphy was charged with operating with a revoked license, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. He blew four times the legal limit on the breathalyser according to Det. Taylor. Murphy was reportedly still on probation from a previous operating under. Meanwhile about 5 PM a car apparently sideswiped the guardrail on the westbound side of Route 6 between exits 5 & 6 in Barnstable. The driver 22-year old Scott Wade of Sandwich was not injured but was charged with OUI., and 48-year old Karen Marks of Falmouth was nabbed for OUI in Falmouth after her Cadillac reportedly rear ended another vehicle about 5:30 PM at the intersection of Sandwich Road and Brick Kiln Road. No one was injured. Posted on 10/25 at 3:00 PM.

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