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Car slides down Laurel Street in Somerville, hits other cars then house

Posted by Jarret Bencks  January 16, 2013 11:18 AM

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A car slid down Laurel Street Wednesday morning, striking several vehicles parked on the side of the road before it "punched" the foundation of a home at the corner of Laurel Street and Laurel Terrace, Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher said.

"It was definitely weather-related," Kelleher said.

The accident occurred about 7 a.m. and the scene was cleared by 8 a.m., Kelleher said. Initial reports indicated the damage was significant, but a closer review by fire officials and the city's building inspector found it to be relatively minor, Kelleher said.

Laurel Street, which is on a hill, was slippery with newly fallen snow this morning, Kelleher said.

No one was hurt in the accident and the home remains inhabitable, Kelleher said.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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