Updated 4:30 PM: Slippery conditions likely contribute multiple crashes on Rt. 6 as wind gusts cause power issues across Cape Cod

CAPE COD – Wind gusts as strong as 54 MPH in Dennis and 53 MPH in Sandwich caused issues on Cape Cod Sunday morning. Tree limbs damaged a pole on Gilbert Lane in Harwich knocking out power to 400 Eversource customers. Slippery travel may have been a factor in an earlier traffic crash in Orleans that knocked out power to 446 customers. A winter weather advisory and a wind advisory are in effect.

9:00 AM update: A two vehicle head-on crash was reported on Route 6 in Harwich just west of exit 82 (Route 124). 4 people were transport to Cape Cod Hospital for further evaluation. Traffic was completely blocked up in the area. Mass State Police were reporting slippery conditions in the area.

Harwich Fire/CWN

9:30 AM update: Another crash was reported on Route 6 eastbound in Dennis (above) about a mile before exit 78 (Route 134). The vehicle reportedly struck a guardrail and went down an embankment into some shallow water in the median. A Hariwch ambulance returning from the hospital came upon the scene. Firefighter Andrew Riker is seen rescuing the uninjured driver. Reports of other vehicles sliding off the road in the Dennis-Yarmouth area were also coming in.

10:00 AM update: Another vehicle off Route 6 eastbound before exit 68 (Route 132). No injury reported. 128 customers without power in Falmouth due to storm related issues.

Late Sunday morning, this Nissan Sentra slid off Connery Avenue near the entrance to Joint Base Cape Cod. No injuries were reported.
David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN (used with permission).

10:30 AM update: Reports of crashes on the upper Cape including a rollover on Route 28 near Route 151. No serious injuries.

Dennis Police/CWN

4:30 PM update: Snow continues to fall on parts of the Cape. A crash westbound just before exit 84 (Route 137) in Brewster caused no injuries but shut down westbound traffic for a short time. Residuals delays were likely.

CWN will update this article as needed.

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