Gas station robbery; Snow causes 5-car pile-up on Route 6; Cape woman injured in Plymouth crash

Gas station robbed in Bourne
BOURNE
- Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Sagamore Mobil gas station on Route 6A near the Sagamore Bridge around 7:15 p.m. Reports say one of two white males, who were masked and dressed all in black, brandished a gun and the pair made off with an undetermined amount of cash on foot. The clerk was not injured. A Sheriff's Department K-9 dog was attempting to track the suspects but lost the scent possibly where a getaway car was waiting. Bourne and Sheriff's Department investigators processed the scene for evidence. Photo courtesy of AAP.

CWN storm team coverage: Snow causing numerous crashes
Firefighters rescue dog from icy pond in Mashpee

Roads already treacherous
This nasty winter has already caused havoc triggering a five-car pileup on Cape Cod among dozens of others. 
CAPE COD - A major winter storm dumped a few inches of snow on Cape Cod before changing to rain creating slush. Sleet and rain have mixed in but hazardous driving continues especially on secondary roads and temperatures may drop overnight causing roads to ice up again. Check here for updates.

Mashpee firefighters are telling us of a dramatic rescue this afternoon in their town. About 1:30 p.m. a Jack Russell terrier fell through the ice on Wakeby Pond several hundred feet from shore. Fire Lt. Richard Thayer and Firefighter Nicole Stanley donned survival suits and paddled out to the last location the dog had been seen. They were able to spot the dog under the ice and break a hole the ice to enable them to pull the dog to safety while Lt. Thayer did mouth to mouth on it. The dog was then rushed to the nearby Leach Animal Hospital where veterinarians were working to revive it. Tragically despite the heroic efforts we've learned the terrier did not survive its ordeal. This is the same pond where John Harsch died after falling through the ice while trying to rescue his Samoyed dog in 2005. The dog was saved but Harsch could not be revived. That's why firefighters remind people never to go on the ice alone and if your pet falls through call for help instead of venturing after it. (Thanks to Frank Paparo for forwarding this story). 

9 p.m. update: Rain has been falling for the last few hours. Secondary roads remain slushy and there are still reports of crashes coming in. One of the worst was in Brewster where  a driver was seriously injured when this Pontiac Sedan crashed into a utility pole by 1157 Main Street (Route 6A) around 6 p.m. Friday evening. The driver had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life. Brewster Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available. Photo courtesy of Kirk Riker.

4 p.m. update: Numerous reports of fender benders continue to come in through the day.

One person was injured when a vehicle slid into a ditch off Route 6 in Provincetown near Howland Street about 3 p.m. 

At deadline another three-vehicle crash with minor injuries was being reported in the same stretch of Route 6 in Provincetown.

CWN's Aaron Bryant caught these two crashes in Mashpee and Bourne after 4 p.m.

In most cases drivers were simply going TOO FAST.

9 a.m. update: A quick burst of snow ill-timed with the Friday morning commute led to numerous fender benders and spin outs. The biggest problem appeared to be on the eastbound exit 7 ramp from Route 6 sometime after 7 a.m. A number of vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash which shut down the ramp for over an hour.

CWN contributor AAP reports four vehicles including a truck collided at the rotary by the State Police barracks at the base of the Bourne Bridge (right). Several other crashes are also being reported on the mid and upper Cape where the snow hit first. No serious injuries were reported. Forecasters say sleet and possibly rain will mix in later which should keep accumulations down but still make for slippery travel. 

Cape woman critically injured in Plymouth crash
PLYMOUTH
- A Sandwich woman was critically injured in a head-on crash on Route 3 in Plymouth Thursday night. State Police believe Marissa Anderson, 22, may have been traveling south in the northbound lanes between exits 5 and 6 shortly before 11 p.m. when she collided with another vehicle. Anderson had to be extricated and was flown from the scene to Boston Medical Center. The highway was closed for about two hours because of the crash. Two 17-year-olds in the other car were taken to Jordan Hospital with minor injuries. The State Police investigation into the crash is continuing.

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