Continuing snowstorm coverage: Multiple crashes, 8,400+ without power

Route 6 at the rest area before exit 59 (2). MassDOT/CWN

CAPE COD – A significant snownstorm is affecting Cape Cod this Sunday. Precipitation is changing from rain to snow across the region. Check here for continuing storm coverage:

Falmouth Police/CWN

1 PM update: A car struck a utility pole in Falmouth early Sunday afternoon. The crash happened on Brick Kiln Road at Service Road. The driver was evaluated for a head injury. Eversource was called to replace the pole. Falmouth Police are investigating if the snowy roads were a factor in the crash.

3 PM update: Roads are snow covered and slippery. Multiple crashes reported like the one above in Yarmouth. Also in Yarmouth, a pickup truck rolled on its roof on Route 6 westbound under the West Yarmouth Road overpass. No serious injuries reported.

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Bank Street in Harwich closed between Parallel Street and Lover’s Lane due to a pickup vs pole crash.

4 PM update: A dashcam captured skid marks after a vehicle spun out on Route 6 in Barnstable. Eversource reporting 150 customers without power in Sandwich.

Chatham Police/CWN

4:30 PM update: Another crash in Chatham. Officials urge people to drive only if they must and to slow down. Eversource working additional outages-185 customers in Falmouth, 83 in Chatham.

5 PM update: 1,000 customers out in Mashpee and 1,875 customers in Barnstable. Large tree limb reported down on a house on Oregon Road in Mashpee. Luckily minor damage and no injuries.

5:30 PM update: 838 customers without power in Bourne. 2,716 out in Barnstable. Over 5,700 out across the Cape.

6:30 PM update: Over 8,400 Eversource customers with no power as the big game is about to start. 2,700 of those are in Barnstable.

7:20 PM update: The heaviest precipitation is moving out to sea. Eversource crews are working to restore service. Nearly half of the peak outages have been restored. 4,886 remain without power. Spoiler alert: Chiefs got a FG, later Brady to Gronk 7-3 Bucs end 1st.

8:15 PM update: Outages have ticked up slightly to 5,300. This includes 1,300 in Barnstable 1,000 in Orleans and 900 in Sandwich. Spoiler alert: Brady to Gronk again, Chiefs get another FG, Brady to Antonio Brown Bucs lead 21-6 at the half.

9:30 PM update: 8 inches of snow reported in Sandwich. Many other areas in the mid Cape reporting about 6 inches. Power outages have dipped to 4,100. 1,000 of those are in Orleans, 842 are in Barnstable. Spoiler alert: (probably not) Bucs have opened it up-end of 3rd quarter its Bucs 31, Chiefs 9.

10:15 PM update: 2,300 customers still without power. This includes 1,100 in Orleans, 766 in Brewster, and 533 in Barnstable. Spoiler alert: Brady wins 7th Super Bowl ring as Bucs win 31-9.

Midnight update: 2,671 customers without power across the Cape. Over 1,000 are in Orleans. Line crews will continue to work through the night to restore service.

Jane Sheehy Emplit and D. Scott Williamson contributed to this report.
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