Controversial intersection scene of Ptown crash; Falmouth bank robbery; Falmouth gas leak prompts evacuations

Controversial Provincetown intersection scene of crash

     A car failed to negotiate a turn at the end of Route 6 striking a tree and dragging it.
PROVINCETOWN - A controversial Provincetown intersection is the scene of a crash Friday evening. About 10 p.m. a Honda Accord coupe apparently failed to negotiate the turn from Route 6 to Provincelands Road that leads to Herring Cove Beach. The vehicle appeared to have run up on an island striking a scrub pine tree and dragging it some distance before coming to a stop. The driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Cape Cod National Seashore Rangers and Provincetown Police are investigating. The intersection has stirred controversy over plans by the National Park Service to spend $900,000 to redesign it. The proposal involves plans to funnel four divided lanes of Route 6 down to two undivided lanes--one in each direction.  Some think this will make the intersection more dangerous than it is now.

Photos by Tim Caldwell.

Another Provincetown crash
PROVINCETOWN - Police are investigating a bizarre crash in Provincetown that somehow did not result in injury.  Late Friday evening a Volkswagen Jetta was apparently traveling down Harry Kemp Way and continued east onto a dirt road that used to be the railroad right of way. The vehicle careened out of control ending down an embankment in some trees. When officials arrived around 10:30 p.m. the occupants were nowhere to be found.

Photo by Tim Caldwell.

Bank robbery in Falmouth
- At around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon the Bank of America at 84 Main Street in Falmouth was apparently held up by a lone white male. The suspect reportedly brandished a knife and fled in a light blue minivan. Police, acting on information provided by witnesses, later arrested 28-year-old Jason Labbe of Middleboro in Middleboro on armed robbery charges.  Labbe will be arraigned Monday in Falmouth District Court.

CWN's Eric Tinglof contributed to this report.
Falmouth gas leak prompts evacuations
- Around 10:30 a.m. Friday Falmouth Fire units were called to 138 Silver Beach Avenue to stand by for National Grid who was tending to a gas main break at that location. The houses immediately adjacent to the leak were evacuated and Falmouth Fire brought hoses to the edge of the dig area.  Gas company personnel was able to cut the flow of gas in less than a half hour and the fire units were released.  Utility workers remained on scene to repair the pipe and continue the work being conducted prior to the break.

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