Accident,18-wheeler crash cause Route 6 traffic jam in Barnstable

Major back-ups on Route 6 Westbound Wednesday morning

BARNSTABLE - The Cape Cod Times reported early yesterday that two separate vehicle mishaps caused significant traffic delays Wednesday morning on Route 6 in Barnstable.

Early, before daylight, an 18-wheeler from Shaw's Supermarket crashed near Exit 6 and just as crews finished clearing the scene later in the morning, a car accident further up the highway only added to the adverse traffic situation.

Traffic on Route 6 was still in a snarl around 10:30 a.m., when these photographs were taken by cctoday.

Traffic problems continued yesterday around midday when a car fire held Route 6 Westbound traffic at a standstill for more than a half hour. Barnstable Firefighters extinguished the fire in what appeared to be a Volvo in the right lane just before Exit 6. 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