Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cause of collision still under investigation.
William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123. The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane. Norton Firefighter Robert Crowley was nearby, clearing snow from hydrants, and responded to the scene, attending to Lozeau. Lozeau was transported to Sturdy Memorial by the Norton Rescue. Guptill was not cited in the accident. The cause of the collision is under investigation by Norton Police Seargeant Robert Whitfield and Detective Jeffrey Zaccardi. They are being …
Elderly driver transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
*UPDATE* 4:41 p.m.: West Main Street has been opened. The driver was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. For more information, click here. An elderly driver hit a town plowing truck head on Tuesday afternoon, causing the section of Route 123 near St. Mary's Church to be closed off. State Police are currently piecing together what happened. Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson said that the road will be opened after they are finished. He estimates this to be around one hour. In the meantime, traffic is being detoured down Power Street to S. Worcester Street back to Route 123. The elderly driver was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Check Norton Patch later for more information.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Plans in the works to decrease speeding, increase visibility not to start until 2016 in Norton.
The Route 123 transportation improvement project, extending from the sewer line “hump” to the Route 495 overpass, will not be underway until at least spring of 2016, but it is already proving to be a challenge, both in planning and cost. Norton Highway Department superintendent Keith Silver told selectmen this week he hopes to have preliminary plans drawn up by municipal consultants from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin available for viewing at a public information meeting sometime this fall. Issues the VHB project planners will address include some serious visibility problems for motorists coming off Route 495, the dangerous North and South Washington Street intersection, the bike path crossing, excessive speed and the height of the “hump” where …