The first Tuesday of December brought with it the first snowstorm of the season.
Snow fell throughout the morning Tuesday, December 3, and into the afternoon, making for a slow, slippery morning commute. Falmouth Police Lieutenant Douglas M. DeCosta reported two minor crashes Tuesday morning.
At 7:22 AM on Route 28 South near Brick Kiln Road, a driver reported she had “spun out” and hit a guardrail, damaging the rear of her car. At 9:34 AM on Route 28 North near Route 151, a car slid into a ditch. There were no injuries in either crash.
Even though travel was slow, school buses still made their appointed rounds in most Upper Cape towns, including Falmouth. The only Upper Cape town to cancel classes was Sandwich.
Deputy Director of Public Works Peter M. McConarty said there were “no issues” during the storm.
“It went very well,” Mr. McConarty said. “We were out early [Tuesday] morning, before it was snowing out, and pre-treated the roads, and were chasing it all day,” Mr. McConarty said.
All DPW employees were out plowing Tuesday, December 3.
“The main roads were plowed, and later in the afternoon, we did the privates,” Mr. McConarty said. “We did the whole town.”
The department worked to scrape the roads down to asphalt to prevent freezing on Tuesday night, when temperatures dropped into the 20s.