Hyannis crash; Harwich fire; C-ville fire; Harwich CO in home; Continuing coverage during the storm

Four injured, one seriously in Bearse's Way crash

A three vehicle crash injured four people, one seriously in Hyannis.
HYANNIS - Four people were injured in a three vehicle crash on Bearse's Way in Hyannis Sunday evening. The crash happened about 7:15 p.m. by the Barnstable Water Pollution plant and the U-Haul dealer. Ambulances from Hyannis and Centerville transported the victims to Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash which closed down the heavily traveled Bearse's Way for about an hour. Police tell CWN the driver of the sedan at right apparently fled the scene. The woman driving the SUV, her 12-year old and two passengers in the sedan were all taken to CCH. Police believe the sedan driver is 27-year old Ryan Corey of Mashpee  who will face charges of leaving the scene, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. (Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Laptop battery sparks Harwich fire
- A close call in Harwich after an overheated laptop computer battery ignites a fire in a local home. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. firefighters discovered some papers on a desk had caught fire at the house at 6 Julia Grace Lane. The homeowner was able to douse the fire but heavy smoke had to be ventilated. Some Dell and other laptop batteries were the subject of a recall because of fire problems but it could not immediately be confirmed which brand was involved in Sunday night's fire or whether it was on the list.

CWN Storm Team coverage of the new winter storm
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- Another major storm  affected the Cape Sunday. As of noon it had warmed to 43 degrees in the Mid-Cape area and changed to rain. High Winds will continued first from the east and after the storm passes and then shift to the west. The High Wind Warning has been extended to 7 a.m. Monday. The 2+ inches of early snow was washed away in the Mid-Cape by noon leaving some large puddles in the road ways so drivers still needed to slow down. The radar image on right was at noon on Sunday showing the two lows and the storm tracking towards Boston. Check here for updates.

11 p.m. update: Winds will holler overnight. Temperatures dropping so beware of black ice. A few more scattered power outages quickly restored by NStar. Route 28 in Orleans at the Harwich town line was closed down about 9 p.m. after a pine tree fell across the road. It was cleared about 90 minutes later.

4 p.m. update: The Patriots won 20-10. Power problems in Marstons Mills after a pole caught fire and wires came down on Mariner Circle. A dry slot appears to be working in on radar which should taper the rain. The High Wind Warning continues now from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for westerly winds behind the storm.

1:15 p.m. update: With the Pats already up 7-0 a spotter in Harwich reports very strong southerly winds buffeting the area. Reports on the scanner of power outages in Harwich, firefighters discovered a tree snagged primary power lines on Mariner Lane and power was restored at 3 p.m.

12:00 p.m. update:
Peak wind gusts of 47 MPH so far in the Outer Cape. A quick burst of 2-5 inches of snow Sunday morning caused numerous fender benders mostly from drivers going too fast. During the snow burst about 6:30 a.m. Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) firefighters were called to 149 Old Stage Road for a house fire. Flames were reportedly visible when they arrived. There were no immediate reports of damage. Harwich firefighters were called out around 11 a.m. for elevated carbon monoxide levels in a home. No one was hurt and Keyspan gas crews were requested to check the situation. A couple of scattered power outages are being worked on by NStar-there is the matter of a certain football game today.

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