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January 7, 2014

Essex Police/Fire: Storm causes utility problems

ESSEX — The aftermath of last week’s winter snow storm included a number of utility issues, as well as minor traffic accidents throughout town.

Police reported a serious water break at 7:37 a.m. Saturday on Main Street, resulting in a response by town Police, Fire and Water departments, as well as a notification to National Grid.

Moments earlier, police received a report of a telephone line down on Laurel Lane. Authorities contacted Verizon, which scheduled a repair crew to travel to the scene.

Also at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police and rescue squad received a medical emergency call from a resident of Island Road reporting that a family member had become stuck on the ice while snowshoeing in an adjacent marsh, with a concern that the tide was coming in.

Police and Fire Department personnel responded and helped free the party. There were no injuries and medical treatment was not required, police said.

Police responded to Eastern Avenue at 4:07 p.m. Friday on report of a truck losing a tire while driving on Eastern Avenue.

Sean Horgan may be contacted at 978-675-2714, or shorgan@gloucestertimes.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanGDT

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