Falmouth fire; Jeep vs. house in Dennis; Bicyclist injured; Kayaker safe

Summer's last fling

     The annual late summer exodus; traffic by Exit 2 in Sandwich at 1:3o p.m. Monday. (photo by  Kevin Morley)
CAPE COD - The annual Labor Day exodus went pretty smoothy. Although it's not the total departure like the old days there is still a steady line of cars being waved goodbye to from peaceniks on the overpasses. A crash at Exit 5 in the early afternoon briefly jammed traffic back to Exit 6. The backup from the Sagamore Bridge so far has only been to around Exit 2. A trend we've noticed over the last several years is for a large number of people to delay leaving until Tuesday, so expect possible delays the day after Labor Day.  At times the back-up was eight miles long, about half of what it was at the end of Memorial Day weekend.

House fire in Falmouth
Firefighters were called to battle a house fire in Falmouth at 620 Palmer Ave. (Route 28) around 2 p.m. Monday. The blaze caused extensive damage but no injuries were reported. Route 28 was closed for about an hour due to hoses running across the street. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Jeep into house in Dennis

A medical condition may have caused a man to lose control of his Jeep and hit a house in Dennis.
DENNIS - A man lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and crashed into a house at 117 Old Bass River Rd. at 11:30 a.m. Monday. 

It appears the driver had a medical issue that caused him to hit a small tree and drive across a lawn before hitting the house.

Three female passengers were not injured. The male victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries.

(Photos by Jake O'Callaghan)

Car vs. bicycle in Yarmouth
- A 24-year old man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital on Monday after his bicycle collided with a car on Route 28 in front of the Great Island Block.

The victim's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Yarmouth Police are investigating.


(Photo by R. Copley)

Kayaker safe in Dennis

Rescue boats approach a kayaker thought to be in distress. The boater turned out to be fine.
DENNISPORT - A 911 call that person in a kayak was in distress in choppy seas near the Harwich-Dennis line brought out rescue boats from each town.

It turned out the person in the kayak did not need help.

He was able to come to shore on his own.

At right, rescue personnel look on from shore.




(Photos by Jake O'Callaghan)


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