Boat hauler suffers punctured fuel tank
WEST DENNIS –Dennis Fire Rescue and Dennis Police responded to a fuel-tank puncture shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Fisk and Pond streets in West Dennis. The fuel tank had been punctured a few minutes earlier in front of 109 Main Street (Route 28).
A boat-hauling trailer hitched to a Ford AeroMax L9000 truck operated by Dry Dock Marine of South Yarmouth jackknifed in the process of making a U-turn. The trailer made contact with the driver-side fuel tank and pushed it into the leaf spring assembly puncturing the tank. The truck driver then moved the rig to Fisk Street to clear Route 28.
Firefighters successfully plugged the leaking tank with 2-part plug epoxy (see photo at right) and applied absorbent material to the road surface to soak up the excess fuel. Crews from Silver Cloud towing removed the truck and trailer. A representative of the Dennis Health Department was on scene to ensure the spill was contained. Mass Highway and the Dennis DPW were notified of the incident.
Fisk Street was closed between Route 28 and Pond Street until the scene was cleared shortly before 5 p.m.
Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN (Click right photo to enlarge)
Two-vehicle crash in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - At least one person was evaluated but no one appeared seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Provincetown around 4 p.m. A Mercury Villager van and a Ford Mustang collided. The van was coming out of Bangs Street and may have been blinded by shrubbery and/or the bright sunlight. Provincetown Police are investigating.
Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Leatherback turtle rescued in Truro
TRURO - A Coast Guard Station Provincetown 25-Foot Defender Class Boat crew assisted in disentangling a Leatherback sea turtle near Truro on Monday.
(Video available here).
Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a report from a Good Samaritan stating he found an entangled sea turtle in lobster gear near Truro at approximately 1:40 p.m. Monday.
A Station Provincetown rescue crew was launched and assisted Massachusetts Environmental Police and Provincetown Center for Costal Studies personnel to free the turtle.
The tangled Leatheback sea turtle was freed within 20 minutes after arriving on scene.
“It was a successful interagency response,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Deal, a Sector Southeastern New England situation unit manager. “We responded quickly with our local agencies to free the sea turtle as quickly as possible.”
Media release and imagery furnished by U. S. Coast Guard
Electrical fire causes extensive damage to Harwich home
HARWICH - An electrical fire caused extensive damage to a home in Harwich. Firefighters were called to 53 Sisson Road about 2 a.m. to find smoke coming from the basement area and a fire in the electrical panel. Officials believe the neutral portion of the electrical service to the house let go possibly because of the strong winds. As a result a major power surge occurred. Crews had to open some walls and the ceiling to completely extinguish the fire. The occupants escaped safely and no injuries were reported. Mutual aid from Brewster and Dennis assisted at the scene.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Mossey
Wounded Warriors to visit Provincetown Thursday
PROVINCETOWN - On Thursday, “Wounded Warriors” will arrive in Provincetown for a visit being coordinated as a part of this summers WWP soldiers ride. 32 wounded soldiers will be finishing a 25 mile adaptive bike ride along the bike trail from Dennis to Wellfleet.
The Wounded Warrior Project was formed in 2003 to help servicemen and women injured in Afghanistan and Iraq assist each other and to create direct programs to help meet their needs. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. The effort raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Staging area for police escort will be at the LeCount Hollow parking area along Route 6 in Wellfleet where the bike trail ends. (It's the parking area in front of the general store plaza.) There will be one coach bus (carrying soldiers and support staff) and 2 UHauls (carrying their equipment).
The departure time is 1130-1140 hours.
Destination is Lopes Square, Provincetown. Soldiers will be unloaded at Lopes Square for lunch at the Lobster Pot Restaurant promptly at 1215 hours.
Community Service Officers will be in the Square to help with traffic issues.
They will have 2 or 3 soldiers in wheelchairs.
At 1315 hours the soldiers and WWP support staff will be led out of the Lobster Pot Restaurant and down MacMillan Wharf where they will board the Dolphin whale watch for departure at1400 hours.
Provincetown Police should expect to have their vehicles ready at Lopes Square by 1200 and stand down when soldiers departure on their whale watch approximately 1400 hours.
On their end, Dennis fire and police will be sending off the soldiers in the AM at the start of the soldier ride.
This is the first time the Wounded Warrior Project has brought soldiers to Cape Cod as part of the soldiers' rehabilitation efforts.
The Wounded Warriors began arriving in Yarmouth Wednesday afternoon.
Media release furnished by Provincetown Police, photo furnished by Yarmouth Police
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