The heavy wet snow that hit Wrentham has caused problems from motor vehicle accidents to power outages all around town. "We are inundated with motor vehicle accidents, vehicles off the road and broken tree limbs blocking roadways," says Wrentham Police Chief James Anderson.
According Wrentham Fire Chief James McMorrow, between 7 a.m. and 3 pm., his department has responded to 28 incidents. "Mostly wires down," McMorrow explains.
McMorrow added they've responded to a Route 1 accident requiring medical tranport, a small electrical house fire, and the closing of Spring and Winter Streets because of down trees and wires. Other streets with wires down include Autum, Cherry, and Taunton.
The poor conditions have been hard on the clean up crews and emergency responders. A branch hit one of the town's squad cars and a Department of Public Works plow was stuck in wires. "Fortunately, only communications cable," says McMorrow. As 3 p.m., McMorrow says thirty percent of the town is without power.