The Holiday Season is in full boom on the Mid-Cape Highway; Wellfleet Hazmat; underage OUI arrest after crash


WOW ! What a mess in Harwich on the Mid-Cape Highway
Route 6 accident causes big back-up at start of Holiday weekend
Harwich; An accident on Route 6 westbound at  Exit 10 at 12 noon today wrought havoc to the start of the weekend exodus of tourists leaving Cape Cod.
The crash sent one driver 44-year old Kenneth Nickerson of North Chatham to Cape Cod Hospital with  unknown injuries. The other driver was identified as Matthew Webster of Orleans. State Police are investigating the crash.  
Traffic was backed up in both direction for miles.
In the middle photo notice the fire truck heading for the accident scene. 
These scenes are from Route 6,  westbound at Exit ll in Harwich.  
Meanwhile drivers trying to get around the wreck didn't fare much better. A tractor trailer truck missed a turn at Route 137 and Millstone Road about 10 AM and get stuck in deep mud until a heavy duty wrecker could remove it. Brewster Police were directing traffic around that scene.
Photos by Jake O'Callaghan
Hazmat incident at Wellfleet Town Hall

Hazmat crews contain a spill at Wellfleet Town Hall as firefighters stand by with hose line
- Cape Hazmat crews were called to Wellfleet around 11 AM today after a reported spill of phosphoric acid from a Fed-Ex delivery truck in the Town Hall parking lot on Main Street. Wellfleet Fire Department personnel responded to evaluate the two Fed-Ex employees, isolate the area from the public and perform initial containment of the spill. The Fed-Ex employees were uninjured, and the spill was contained to the inside of the truck and the parking lot adjacent to the truck. The area was cordoned off, with the public kept a safe distance from the incident.

Because of the strong corrosive nature of the material, and because the material spilled onto another package containing fertilizer, a haz-mat team was requested through Barnstable County, which brought specialized personnel and a truck from the Department of Fire Services' District 1 Hazardous Materials Response Program to the scene. The Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection and the Wellfleet Board of Health were also notified and sent representatives to the scene.

Once on location, the haz-mat team analyzed the materials and the degree of hazard that they represented. The team was able to mitigate the incident by packing the contaminated packages into a containment drum, and by neutralizing and diluting the spilled material. Once the incident was stabilized, the scene was turned over to the DEP and the Board of Health. A commercial haz-mat clean-up company was contracted by Fed-Ex to respond to the scene for removal of the contaminated materials and final clean-up of the scene. Photos courtesy of Wellfleet Fire Deptartment.


Teen arrested for OUI after Yarmouth crash
- An 18-year old was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol following a crash in Yarmouth. Police say about 7:30 PM Thursday they responded to the parking lot of the Ocean Mist resort on South Shore Drive in South Yarmouth for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

Patrol Officers Raymond A. Scichilone and David S. Dickey arrived at the scene and were advised that a young male had struck a parked vehicle and drove off.  Police located the suspect vehicle within a few minutes and found the suspect Daniel Feldman of Brewster (pictured) seated in the drivers seat of his vehicle in the resort parking lot. 

The officers reportedly determined that Feldman was highly intoxicated and placed him under arrest for operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.  He was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and was scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court today. Mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police Department. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on