Crash closes Route 25 off Cape; Smoke scare at Ptown storage warehouse

Serious crash closes Route 25 off Cape

- Route 25 westbound a major route off Cape was closed for some time after reports a forklift on a flatbed truck struck a bridge. It happened westbound at the Glen Charlie Road overpass sometime around 8:30 PM. Reports from the scene say the crash led to a collision involving approximately 10 cars. One victim 35-year old Donna Russell of East Falmouth was Medflighted to Brigham & Women's Hospital with serious injuries. Several other people were taken to Tobey Hospital. Two other crashes in the heavy traffic backup including a rollover where the Jaws of Life had to be used hampered efforts to get the road open. Fortunately there does not appear to be any structural damage to the overpass. Posted on 12/19 at 9:00 PM; updated on 12/20 at 7:00 PM. Image courtesy of Microsoft local/live. 

Woman scares off alleged robber
- Police are looking for a white male who allegedly banged on a woman's car window and demanded money. The Times reports the woman was parked in a medical office lot off North Street between Bassett Lane and High School Road Exensuion around 5:20 PM Tuesday afternoon when the incident occured. The man did not show any weapon and fled when the woman laid on her car horn. He was last seen wearing a dark blue windbreaker and black knit cap along with dark glasses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barnstable Police. Posted on 12/20 at 8:00 AM.

Firefighters alarmed after smoke pours from Provincetown building
- Firefighters were called out after this scene was discovered in Provincetown. It looked a lot worse than it was-smoke pouring out the basement of the Cape Tip Self-Storage facility on Shankpainter Road just before 8 AM.

Firefighters determined the building's oil burner was plugged up. They secured the burner until a technician could arrive and make repairs. No one was injured and there was no damage to the building or any stored items. Posted on 12/19 at 5:30 PM. Photo by Tim Caldwell.

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