Harwich police closed off Depot Road West for an hour today. Verizon workers hit West Harwich gas line
Harwich - Verizon workers installing a new telephone pole, struck a gas line on Arbutus Avenue and Depot Road West today at 11 AM.
In the top photo Depot Road West was closed in both directions for about 1 hour until Keyspan officials could respond and shut the line down.
Harwich police and fire with Verizon workers wait for the line to be shut off at right.
Gas can be seen sprouting from the hole where drill is in the middle photo.
A few homes in the area were evacuated until the scene was secured.
Officials say Dig-Safe was notified as required by law so its unclear why the incident happened.
Photos by Jake O'Callaghan
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Several cars involved at intersection at Route 28 in Marstons Mills
At 11 AM today Barnstable Police Department and Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills rescue responded to yet another accident at this now-infamous intersection at Routes 28 and 149.
This has been the 4th motor vechicle accident at this place in the past few weeks with injuries.
Police and rescue found one car with plates on the shoulder at 28 & 149 and the other acrosson Old Post Road south of the intersection.
One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital as a priority.
But the traffic in the North lane of 28 was jamed as usual.
The red pickup truck next to rescue was not involved but the occupants told the reporter that they were just behind the vehicle stopped and called 911 and waited there till PD and COMM arrived.
The top photo shows the scene and the traffic jam on Rt. 28. The car on shoulder (small SUV) is across the highway on Prince Avenue.
Photos by Frank Paparo.