Black ice, slick roads cause multiple accidents on the Mid Cape

Yarmouth Fire Department responds to a dozen plus crashes on Route 6 and Route 6A
One of more than a dozen weather-related crashes on Route 6 and 6A in Yarmouth on the morning of New Year's Eve. Photo by David G. Curran.

YARMOUTH - Black ice and slick roads caused multiple crashes on Cape Cod Tuesday morning. According to a Yarmouth Fire Department release, firefighters responded to the first of a dozen crashes at 7:45 a.m. in the eastbound lane of Route 6. That crash involved three vehicles, one vehicle rolled over and a cargo van on top of a third vehicle.

Before 10 a.m., there were ten more accidents on the Mid Cape, according to Deputy Chief Jon Sawyer. Between Exits 7 and 9 there was one rollover and several cars in the woods.

Only a few of the Route 6 crashes required transport to Cape Cod Hospital, and all with minor injuries, according to Deputy Chief Sawyer.

There were also two additional single car crashes on Route 6A, the first near the Old Yarmouth Inn and the second near Oliver's Restaurant on the Dennis town line. The driver in the Old Yarmouth Inn accident reportedly lost control of the car, crashing into boulders. That driver was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries, the deputy chief said.

(Photo right: A sedan rolled over on Route 6 in Yarmouth. Photo courtesy of the Yarmouth Fire Department.) 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