Douglas Police Urge Avoidance of Webster Street After Major Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic

Douglas Police Urge Avoidance of Webster Street After Major Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls TrafficSource: Google Street View
Benjamin Cortez
Published on December 10, 2023

A major roadway in Douglas, Massachusetts, was closed following a serious multi-vehicle crash, causing a significant disruption to weekend traffic. The Douglas Police Department has urged motorists to avoid Webster Street as emergency crews work at the scene of the collision. In a message to residents, police announced that "Webster St. There was a serious motor vehicle accident and the road is closed." This information was shared through the department's official Facebook page.

As first responders manage the aftermath of the incident, traffic is being redirected down Cedar Street and Lower Gore Road. The authorities have not yet provided an estimate on when the intersecting roadways will be open for passage again. According to NBC Boston, the crash involved multiple cars and occurred on Saturday afternoon. At this juncture, the Douglas Police haven't released further details on the crash or the injuries sustained.

The lack of information on the current condition of those involved in the crash adds to the concern for community members and families waiting for news. Local authorities are expected to provide updates as the investigation into the cause of the accident continues and as they assess the condition of those impacted by this unfortunate event.

Residents of Douglas and the surrounding areas are advised to seek alternative routes until the situation on Webster Street has stabilized. The closure could impact local traffic well into the evening, depending on the progress of the emergency services and cleanup operations. The accident, occurring during daylight hours on a weekend, may have mitigated some of the potential traffic, given the likely reduced volume compared to a weekday rush hour scenario.