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Truckload Of Potatoes Breaks Open On Route 395 In Oxford

January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Truckload Of Potatoes Breaks Open On Route 395 In Oxford

Well, yesterday it was beer in Thompson that tied up traffic on Route 395 North, today it was potatoes in Oxford. At around 8:15 on Saturday morning, Oxford Fire-EMS responded to Route 395 for a fuel spill coming from a damaged tractor trailer truck. A load of potatoes was being transported on Route 395 South when the incident happened just before exit 4.  There were no injuries reported. Traffic was slow and some motorists had to find an alternate route during the cleanup, but everything is now back to normal as we wait on the winter storm heading our way. Latest on the forecast here from Accuweather. More photos from the scene below. At approximately 0815…

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Oxford Man Arrested With Unlicensed, Loaded Weapon

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Oxford Man Arrested With Unlicensed, Loaded Weapon

On Friday January 18th, at around 12:30AM, Worcester Police attempted to pull over a gray Jeep that failed to make a complete stop at the corner of Wellington and Chandler Streets. Police say the vehicle initially sped up before taking an abrupt turn into the BP Gas Station at 30 Chandler Street.  The officer noticed the driver of the vehicle, later identified as 26 year old Anthony Wilson of Oxford, frantically reaching in the area of the glove box. After an awkward interaction with the driver, the officer was concerned that Wilson might be concealing a weapon.  He returned to his cruiser and waited for additional officers to arrive. Once the driver was out of the…

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Beer Truck Catches Fire On Route 395 In Thompson

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Beer Truck Catches Fire On Route 395 In Thompson

Connecticut State Police were on scene of a tractor trailer truck fire on Route 395 North on Friday. Traffic was detoured this morning after a truck carrying beer went up in flames.  The fire is believed to have started in the front portion of the truck, but quickly spread to the trailer as well.  No injuries or crash was reported. The Webster Fire Department provided mutual aid to Thompson, East Thompson and Putnam Fire Departments.   We responded mutual aid to Thompson on Rt. 395 for a tractor trailer truck on fire. This truck was loaded with beer heading northbound. Posted by Webster Fire / Rescue Massachusetts on Friday, January 18, 2019

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Texting 911 Is Now Available In Worcester County

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Texting 911 Is Now Available In Worcester County

In the event of an emergency, you may not always be able to call for help when you need it.  As of December 14th, Text-to-911 was made available statewide across Massachusetts. Gregory Lynskey, Director of the South Worcester County Communications Center says, “This is one of the most exciting changes for accessibility to emergency services in more than 20 years.” When a citizen sends a text message to 911, it will be routed to an emergency call center based on the location information provided by the cell phone carrier. For this reason, if you have to send a text to 911, try to include the name of the town or address where you are located…

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Rollover Crash Closes Exit 3 From Route 146 South

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Rollover Crash Closes Exit 3 From Route 146 South

Crews are on scene of a rollover crash on the off ramp from Route 146 South.  Uxbridge Police say Exit 3 is currently closed as of 6PM on Thursday night while emergency personnel try to clear the scene. According to a post on Facebook, the driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.   ********** CAUTION ***********Exit 3 off ramp from Rte 146 South is currently closed while EMS attends to a roll over…. Posted by Uxbridge Police Department on Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Lighter Shaped Like Grenade Sparks Bomb Scare In Auburn

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Lighter Shaped Like Grenade Sparks Bomb Scare In Auburn

It was quite the morning at the Casella Trash and Recycling Plant on Hardscrabble Road in Auburn on Thursday. Auburn Police and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad were called to the scene after a grenade was found at the plant.  It was later determined the grenade was actually a butane lighter. The lighter was likely brought to the facility on a trash truck, but it is unclear where it was picked up from.  Auburn Police originally isolated the truck and the device and let the public know that there was no danger to the public. Photos of the lighter are below. Here is a picture (top and bottom) of the device that was determined…

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Injured Deer Rescued From Long Pond In Sturbridge

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Injured Deer Rescued From Long Pond In Sturbridge

Just after 11AM on Thursday, January 17th, first responders in Sturbridge were called to Long Pond for reports of a deer trapped on the ice. With assistance from Sturbridge Animal Control, the rescue teams were able to bring the injured doe back to land after wandering about 800 feet on to the ice. With the recent snap of cold weather many police and fire departments have recommended people to stay off the ice unless, especially if it is under 2 inches thick. Take a look at the graph shared by the Millbury Police Department below. This is about the time when the police department starts getting calls from citizens asking, “Is it safe to ice…

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Route 20 Re-opened After Serious Charlton Crash

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Route 20 Re-opened After Serious Charlton Crash

Just before 4PM on Monday, January 14th, a multi-vehicle crash brought first responders from the Charlton Police and Fire Departments to Route 20 by the Juniper Hill apartments. Police say traffic was backed up for a while as EMTs cared for those injured in the crash, who were transported to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. Initial examination indicates a Hyundai was stopped to turn into the apartment complex when a Kia struck it from behind. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Charlton Police Department. More photos from the crash are below. At 3:55 p.m. a multi-car crash brought first responders from the Charlton Police and Fire Departments to Route 20…

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5 Injured After Mass Pike Crash Involving 2 Tractor Trailers

January 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Injured After Mass Pike Crash Involving 2 Tractor Trailers

Friday night proved to be a very busy night for the men and women of local first responders.  The Sturbridge Fire Department, with help from Brimfield and Southbridge, were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike for a serious crash involving 5 vehicles. A total of 2 tractor trailers and 3 cars had collided around 9:30PM causing injuries to at least 5 people.  Those injured were transported to area hospitals in good condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Photos from the crash are below.   Busy night for SFD. At 09:36 PM Sturbridge A1, Rescue 1, along with Brimfield A2 and A Southbridge Ambulance responded… Posted by Sturbridge Fire Department on Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Watch Webster Police Chief Bent’s Retirement Sendoff

January 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Watch Webster Police Chief Bent’s Retirement Sendoff

After serving the people of Webster for 31 years, 13 of which as Webster’s Police Chief, Timothy Bent has officially retired. Following his final shift on January 11th, members of the Webster Police and Fire Departments, DPW and and South Worcester County Communications Center came together to send him off into retirement and escort him home. The police department posted on Facebook that Chief Bent “will leave a lasting legacy, having molded many officers over the years, including those he hands the reins off to, and building a department that is second to none.” As part of the final radio broadcast, Chief Bent was “officially retired at 14:27” on Friday afternoon.  (2:27PM) Chief Bent’s voice…

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