Sometimes drivers land in hot water, but a wrong turn on Cass Avenue put one motorist's morning commute on ice.
Jetty Cherian, the owner of Cass Ave Food Mart, said he was alerted to a car on the ice at Cass Pond, across the street from his shop by customers at about 8 a.m. "The kids came in and they say, 'Jetty, did you see the car over there?'," Cherian said.
Sitting on the ice on Cass Pond was a car. It hadn't broken through the ice, and the driver seemed OK. Cherian watched as police, two fire trucks, an ambulance and a tow truck filled up the parking lot at Cass Park.
Woonsocket Police Public Information Officer Jamie Paone said they recieved the call for a car on the ice at Cass Pond at about 7:56 a.m. She said the driver, Ziengxay Kmon, 52, of Woonsocket was driving down Elm Street and attempting to take a right on Cass Avenue when something went wrong, causing her to drive across Cass Avenue, down the bank and onto the pond.
The car was towed off the ice with a chain. There were no injuries from the incident, and no citation. "It's just one of those crazy things that happens," Paone said, adding the driver was fortunate the weather has been so cold lately — ensuring the ice was solid enough to hold the car.