It was a turbulent weekend on State Road, with a car crash and strong winds downing trees and power lines, causing traffic diversions in Tisbury and West Tisbury.

On Saturday, a one-car motor vehicle accident occurred on the winding section of State Road north of Scottish Bakehouse, breaking a telephone pole and closing the road for nearly five hours.

Power went out for a short amount of time across town, according to Eversource utility maps.

According to Tisbury police Lieut. Bill Brigham, takeout food fell on the floor of the car, distracting the driver.

“She went to grab it and hit the pole pretty hard,” Lieutenant Brigham said. “Hard enough to snap it in half.”

The driver was transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for treatment, according to the lieutenant, and has since been cited with a marked lanes violation.

“She wasn’t impaired or anything like that,” Lieut. Brigham said.

Traffic was diverted to Lambert’s Cove Road while police and Eversource cleared the scene and conducted the repairs. The road was closed from about 6:20 p.m. until 11 p.m., Lieutenant Brigham said.

On Sunday, strong wind gusts downed a large tree across from State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury at approximately 12:30 p.m., with West Tisbury police diverting traffic to Old County Road.

The felled tree took down utility wires, causing power outages throughout the town, according to Eversource power maps.

West Tisbury police could not be reached for further comment Monday.

According to Phil Hale, owner of Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard, the Island experienced wind gusts of at least 40 miles per hour, every hour, from approximately noon until 4 p.m. Sunday. The wind brought on heavy surf at Island beaches, with swells between seven and ten feet.

Mr. Hale, who has an anemometer, said that 40 mile-per-hour gusts are rare, but not unheard of, during the summer months.

“It happens,” Mr. Hale said. “But for a Sunday in September, it’s a little abnormal. It’s a lot of wind.”

On Monday, Tisbury police also confirmed a moped accident that occurred on the corner of Franklin and Woodlawn streets, sending one operator to the hospital.

According to Lieutenant Brigham, the operator was traveling with a group of mopeds coming out of Woodlawn when the accident occurred.

“The driver took the corner too wide, struck the curb and dismounted the moped,” he said.

The operator, a 38-year-old female, was transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for an apparent arm injury, according to police.