Car vs tree in Centerville; Dennis water main break; Single-car crash after midnight

Car vs tree in Centerville

Firefighters on the scene of a car vs tree in Centerville.
CENTERVILLE - On Sunday morning about 1 a.m. Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) Fire and Barnstable Police responded to a car vs tree crash in Centerville on Strawberry Hill Road near Clifton Lane. When they arrived they found that a gray coupe had gone off the road and smashed into a tree head on. The driver was checked but not transported but COMM Fire extricated the passenger who was transported to CCH with unknown injuries. (Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Water Main Break Floods East Dennis Dwelling

Water department workers standby as a backhoe works to expose the cracked water main (inset) in East Dennis.
–The Dennis Fire Department answered a call concerning a water main break at 53 Old Town Lane in East Dennis near Sesuit Harbor around 7 p.m. Saturday night. Upon arrival, firefighters found the street flooded and the residence that sits below the grade of the street awash in over two feet of water. Two cars in the driveway were flooded as were several pieces of equipment in the garage including a snow blower and a riding mower. A walk-in room to the right of driveway was flooded as well, although the homeowner had attempted to staunch the flow of water with sandbags. Old Town Lane is a quiet, quaint and very narrow byway. The Dennis Water Department had to close the roadway in order to uncover and repair the 12-inch pipe, which is the main feed for the area. Water Superintendent David Larkowski estimated that his crew would be working well into early morning Sunday to restore water service to the area. A KEYSPAN gas company worker was on scene with the water department and a restoration service was assisting the homeowner around 9 p.m. The cause of the severe break is not known at this time but the pipe appeared to be cracked both vertically and horizontally. (Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN). 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