PLYMPTON/HALIFAX– Despite windy weather last Thursday, snow squalls on Saturday and a one-two punch early April snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday, local officials reported that Plympton and Halifax were lucky with only a handful of motor vehicle accidents and downed trees and power lines.
Plympton Police Chief Patrick Dillon stated that Tuesday’s snowstorm, “caught us a bit by surprise,” but credited the Highway Department for keeping the roads as clear as possible. He stated Plympton saw few accidents.
Some notable incidents included a utility pole hit by a motor vehicle in front of Halifax Town Hall last Saturday, which snapped and knocked wires into the driveway, according to Halifax Fire Chief Jason Vivieros. Utility crews were quickly able to repair it.
Also in Halifax, Elm Street was closed for a period of about an hour on Tuesday after a pickup truck collided with a utility pole, knocking it into the street, according to Vivieros.
No serious injuries were reported.
“We were lucky,” he said, noting that conditions, especially Tuesday could have made for a much worse outcome.