Storm causes power problems; More crashes: Yarmouth crash, Centerville two-car crash; Power outage; Car strikes utility pole in Yarmouth

New overnight: Rain, winds bring power problems
- NStar crews were called out to deal with scattered power outages overnight. First in Orleans where a tree limb caused a short that blew a transformer causing an outage in part of town. Then about 3 a.m. a power line came down across Route 28 in Dennisport. Officials had to close the road until about 4:15 a.m. while utility crews worked to clear the wire. Power in the area was affected for a time.

One injured in reported hit & run crash

An ambulance takes the driver of this Jeep to CCH after it was rear-ended by an alleged hit-and-run vehicle.
CENTERVILLE - Barnstable police and Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) fire were called to the notorious intersection of Lumbert Mill Road and Route 28 in Centerville at about 8 p.m. for a two-vehicle crash with injury. When they arrived they found that a Jeep Cherokee had apparently been rear-ended and spun around and pushed from Lumbert Mill to the shoulder of Route 28 about 150 feet away. The pickup truck that allegedly struck the Jeep then reportedly left the scene up Lumbert Mill Road. The driver of the Jeep was taken by COMM rescue to CCH. At right, the County Investigation Officer (CIO) arrived to take pictures and help the Barnstable PD gather evidence. (Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Two-vehicle crash in Marstons Mills

One person was injured when a Jeep broadsided a VW in Marstons Mills.
MARSTONS MILLS - At 5:45 p.m. Monday there was a two-vehicle crash at Old Stage Road and Race Lane in Marstons Mills between a Jeep Cherokee and a Volkswagen sedan.

The victim in the passenger car was broadsided by the Jeep and was taken to CCH.

Three cruisers shut down the busy intersection for over an hour so the crash could be investigated and cleaned up.

(Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Updated: Cry for help prompts beach search, man lost in fog is safe.
- A cry for help reportedly heard by a beach-front resident prompted a search of the tidal flats and surrounding area in Eastham Monday evening. In the dark and fog Eastham police and fire as well as the Coast Guard searched along the Bay side off First Encounter Beach around 5:30 p.m. Turns out the man who was shellfishing and got disoriented in the fog made it ashore after following the voice of a man walking his dog. The victim called authorities after reading news accounts of the search.

Car crashes into utility pole on Willow Street

   A car slammed into a utility pole Monday afternoon on busy Willow Street in Yarmouth.
YARMOUTH - Around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Lexus SUV above struck a utility pole on Willow Street, just south of Higgins-Crowell Road in Yarmouth. One person was injured and transported to Cape Cod Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Yarmouth Police Department is investigating the crash. Massachusetts State Trooper Matt Covino was the first on the scene.  Trp. Covino can be seen in the photograph above, assisting the injured person in the car. Traffic along the major artery out of Hyannis to the outer Cape was heavily backed up for a time during the evening commute. (Story and photos R. Copley/CWN) 

Driver cited after rear-end collision on Scenic Highway
- State Police are investigating a rear-end collision on the Scenic Highway by the Herring Run around 1:30 p.m. Reports say a MassHighway truck was rear-ended by another vehicle. The occupant of the MassHighway truck was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham for evaluation. The other driver was reportedly cited for failing to use care in stopping.

Centerville two-car crash
   Monday a car crossed a lane on Route 28 crashing into a guard rail and an SUV.

centerville112607b_250CENTERVILLE - A motor vehicle crash occurred Monday morning at 8 a.m. at Route 28 and Tanglewood Drive in Centerville.

The Toyota Camry was traveling north on Route 28 toward Falmouth when the driver lost control and the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane crashing into a guard rail and an oncoming SUV.

The traffic was snarled for some time in both directions as either one or two people were transported to the Cape Cod Hospital by COMM Rescue. 

It was more than an hour before the wrecks were cleared.

(Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN)

Gun safety course scheduled in Truro
- The Truro Police Department is announcing that they will be conduction a Basic Handgun Safety Course on Monday December 10th and Thursday December 13th at the Truro Public Safety Facility Training Room. Both classes run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Successful completion of this class allows an individual to apply for a Massachusetts license to carry or firearms identification card. This course is normally offered by gun clubs or other organizations for a fee however this course offered by the Truro Police is free of charge but class size is limited to 25 so you are urge to register now by calling Truro Police at (508) 487-8730. For questions contact Ofc. Domingo Gonzalez or Ofc. James Roach at (508) 487-8733. More information can be found at the Truro Police web site.

Power knocked out in Hyannis
- Power was knocked out to parts of Hyannis Monday morning. CWN's R. Copley reports the traffic lights at the major Route 28 and Yarmouth Road intersection were out for almost an hour during the morning commute. It was not immediately clear if rainy weather led to the outage but there are reports a bird's nest may have caused a short on a pole.
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