Another Route 6 crash; 3 treated after Hyannis fire

"Last hurrah" makes for heavy traffic going off Cape
- The end of the Columbus Day weekend is considered by many to mean the Last Hurrah as the tourists leave and the natives can start to move around.

That seemed especially true this year with unseasonable warmth bringing even larger crowds for the weekend. Traffic on Route 6 has sluggish much of the day.

We received these pixs from exit 5 and exit 11 showing the gridlock that at times crawled along at about 5 mph.

As we reported earlier the heavy traffic and damp roads have caused a few crashes adding to the delays.

(Photos by AAP; click to enlarge)

Outside electrical fire in Hyannis
- Firefighters from Hyannis and Centerville responded to 238 Craigville Beach Road for a reported fire about 1:30 p.m. Monday. An electrical problem on the outside of the home possibly triggered by the dampness getting into electric wiring apparently started the fire.

A police offiicer had doused most of the flames with a garden hose when firefighters arrived. They checked to make sure the fire hadn't extended into the wall or basement. No one was injured.

(Photo by Frank Paparo)

Two injured in Hyannis crash
- Two people were evaluated after a crash at Main Street and Pleasant Street in Hyannis about 11 a.m.

A Chevy Blazer and a Toyota Rav4 collided.

It appeared one vehicle was trying to get around a parked tractor trailer when the other came out of the side street and they collided.

The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police.

(Photo by Frank Paparo)

Speed, wet roads possible factors in Route 6 crash
- Speed and wet roads may have played a roll in a crash on Route 6 about 9 a.m. Monday. A Mercedes sedan crashed into the woods on the Yarmouth/Barnstable line westbound. The crash was just a few miles before the scene of another crash just after midnight. In this latest crash the female operator was apparently spared injury thanks to an airbag.

It was raining heavily at the time of the crash and State Police will be looking to see if that played a role. Traffic was backed up for a time until the crash was cleared. Several other crashes possibly triggered by drivers on wet roads for the first time in a while were reported including a three vehicle crash before exit 3 in Sandwich.

(Photo by R. Copley)

Four treated after Hyannis fire
- Four people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire Monday morning in Hyannis.

The fire broke out in a house at 419 Bearses Way about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The fire was quickly knocked down.

Fire officials believe faulty stereo equipment caught fire in a basement closet.

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