A pickup truck that was plowing snow in Orleans erupted in flames early Wednesday morning, officials said.
A man was in the truck clearing snow near the intersection of Freeman Lane and Sages Way at 2:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming from the dashboard, said Fire Captain Tim Gula. The man quickly got out of the car before it burst into flames, Gula said. No injuries were reported.
“Every so often we see plow trucks catch fire,” he said. “There were lots of flames and smoke. It was a total loss.”
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
Orleans is still seeing power outages across town from Tuesday’s nor’easter, but the roads were in good shape later Wednesday morning after officials treated and plowed them, Gula said.
“So far, so good. The sun’s out. You can see bare pavement on the roads,” he said. “But there’s still a lot of cleanup to go.”