Harwich crash closes Route 39; News briefs

Car vs pole closes Route 39 in Harwich

    Firefighters check the scene of a car vs pole on Route 39 in Harwich                  Jake O'Callaghan
HARWICH - Despite this scene the elderly woman driving the car escaped injury but this crash in Harwich did cause major problems. The vehicle struck a utility pole shearing it in two on Route 39 (Orleans Road) at Lovers Lane about 2:30 PM. The wires began arcing (right) and officials were concerned the pole and adjacent trees could catch fire. The area was completely closed off until NStar could stabilize the situation. Power was knocked out for some time in the area. Another crash at Route 28 and Bank Street may have been related to traffic being detoured around the first scene. Both crashes are under investigation by Harwich Police. Posted on 12/16 at 3:15 PM; updated on 12/16 at 9;45 PM. Photos courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan. 

News briefs for Saturday December 16th
TRURO - One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries after reportedly falling off a ladder. Rescuers were called to a Shore Road residence Saturday evening. Its not clear how far the victim fell. HARWICH - One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with a head injury and another was reportedly arrested by State Police after an incident on Route 6 near exit 10 about 8:30 PM Saturday. ORLEANS - One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after their bicycle was reportedly struck by a car in Orleans. It happened about 5:10 PM by the Masonic Lodge on East Main Street. The condition of the victim was not immediately known. Orleans Police are investigating. Further details on these stories were not immediately available-we'll keep you posted. Posted on 12/16 at 9:45 PM; updated on 12/16 at 11:45 PM.

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