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By Walter Brooks
If you're anything like me or my wife, the first thing you did after surviving the Friday afternoon "Snow-icane" was to run for your camera.
Here are a couple scenes we took starting the morning of the storm and on Saturday.
If you'll send us your digital photos of the storm and sign up for our Daily email Headline Alert on the front page, we'll put your name in a drawing for a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Alberto's Ristorante in Hyannis, and we'll put your photos beneath ours in this story about the storm with your name.
Be sure to include your first and last name and your email address with a brief deception of where your photo was taken. Mail your photos to me at [email protected] and yours will be added to those already on this page so you can tell your friends and relatives that you're an online reporter for capecodtoday.com.
J.P. Champely's photos
The three photos by J.P. Champely, a 16 year old Nauset High student, can be clicked on to see a larger version. Do it.
Jonathan Dugan's photos
The next four are from 15 year old Johnathan Dugan, the first two are on Swamp Road, and the second two are of Jonathan having a great time using the chainsaw his grandmother's house at 1350 Main St. Brewster.
Jonathan's are somewhat larger but they can NOT be clicked on to enlarge.
On the right is what the intersection of Route 28 and Eldridge Parkway in front of the Police Station in Orleans looked like on Saturday afternoon. Sections of Orleans still looked like a war zone.
Along Locust Road there were there (appropriately) ten Locust trees down, and Old Colony Way looked like a small tornado had passed through.
The three beneath the third photo is the first of three sent this morning by J. P. Champely who took them while driving around Saturday surveying the damage.
The next four larger photos below on left are by Jonathan Dugan.
What the Cape Weather News site reported about the storm
By 1pm Sunday there were still sections of Chatham without power, and Monday afternoon the Tonset section of Orleans was still without power and some NStar customers were told they'd be in the dark until Tuesday night.
According to the cape's public safety news site, CWN, "A savage norâ??easter literally exploded over the Cape buffeting the peninsula with northwest winds gusting to 80 MPH causing major problems. Widespread power outages from downed trees and utility poles left close to 100,000 customers dark overnight across the Cape.
"The winds described by some as a possible microburst left dozens of trees down along Route 6 in the Eastham, Orleans and Brewster area. The pressure change was so great a bathroom window in Provincetown was blown in. Several dozen afternoon commuters were stranded for a time on the suicide alley section of Route 6 near the Orleans Rotary by the downed trees.
"A couple of school buses were also trapped for a time by downed wires. Some of the students were sheltered at the Cape Cod Sea Camps until the wires could be cleared. A number of trees came down on houses and cars but incredibly no serious reported. A plane at Barnstable Municipal airport and several planes at the Vineyard airport were tipped over by the winds.
"A near tragedy when a house burst into flames in Wellfleet at 150 Summit Avenue. Reports from the scene say a problem with a generator may be to blame. Eyewitness report hearing a loud explosion before the fire erupted. The occupants managed to escape safely..."
Here are Jonathan Dugan's photos