CWN Storm team coverage of a strong coastal storm
CAPE COD - A strong coastal storm will affect the Cape into Sunday morning. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 8 a.m. Check here for the latest updates:
NWS links: Local Storm Damage Reports Rainfall/Wind reports
9 a.m. update: Cape Cod fared quite well. The peak winds are over and most of the scattered power outages have been restored. There are still some trees down. CWN reader Katie Sears sent in this photo of a tree snapped like a twig on Route 28 between Old County Road and Deep Hole Road in Harwichport which shut the road down to one lane. CWN's Richard Copley is reporting a large pine tree across Locust Street in South Yarmouth. Our thanks to all for their contributions.
12 a.m. (Sun) update: Primary power lines are down in Cotuit causing an outage in that village. Also in Cotuit our Aaron Bryant reports police are looking for the driver of a car found flipped over on Route 28 by the Cotuit Performing Arts Center. Rainfall estimates are around 3 inches. Peak wind gusts per the weather service include 76 MPH in Chatham, 60 MPH in Eastham and 55 MPH in Falmouth.
9 p.m. update: The heaviest of the rain is now through but backlash wind gusts to 60 MPH are still expected overnight into the morning. CWN's Richard Copley sent in this dramatic water vapor view of the storm from space. Several reports of trees down on the upper Cape. Special correspondent AAP reports: "About 7:25 p.m. Saturday evening, a loud boom was heard in the Monument Beach area of Bourne. Firefighters from Bourne's Station 4 could see a bright glow from their quarters just prior to receiving an alert to respond to Shore Rd near Wing's Neck Road in the Pocasset section of town for a possible transformer fire with wires down. Prior to arrival, additional information was received from an area resident who reported a large explosion and a power outage.
Upon arrival, the first responders found a tree down across the roadway at Barlow's Landing Road at Wing Neck Road. Firefighters additionally found a tree down, resting on the primary wires on Wing's Neck Road and were requesting NStar to the scene. Due to the dangerous conditions and trees in the roadway, both roads were closed to traffic. No one was injured in the incident however power was knocked out until NStar could make repairs".
In Sandwich another tree was reported down at Route 6A and County Road about 7:45 p.m. Power problems were also reported in Barnstable. Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills firefighters rushed to Westwind Circle in Osterville just before 8 p.m. after a car caught on fire next to the house. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames with only minor damage to the house. No injuries were reported. The sea wall bulkhead at Barnstable Harbor washed out causing the scene at right. Photo by Frank Paparo.
4 p.m. update: Afternoon rains are already causing some flooding concerns. A flood advisory continues until 6:30 p.m. Several roads have already flooded including this scene on Lower County Road near Brooks Road in Harwichport. There was also a report of a portion of Willow Street in Yarmouth being under 3 feet of water. Photo by Jake O'Callaghan.
Fire destroys house on Vineyard
VINEYARD HAVEN - For the second time in as many days week fire tore through a home on Marthas Vineyard. This time on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Friday night. Everyone got out safely but the home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Photo by Robert Gatchell.
Smoke fills AT&T building
HYANNIS - Smoke began filling the AT&T building at 1214 Iyannough Road late Saturday morning. Hyannis Firefighters were called there just after 11:30 .Employees had evacuated outside while the source of the smoke was sought. Untimately, it was determined that one of the roof top HVAC units was malfunctioning. It was secured at 12:30. No injuries were reported. Story by Richard Copley.
Two-vehicle crash on Falmouth/Mashpee line
Two SUVs collided on Route 151 causing one of them to careen into the woods.
FALMOUTH - A two-vehicle crash sent one person to Falmouth Hospital. A Chevy Equinox and a Jeep Grand Cherokee sideswiped each other on Route 151 just over the Falmouth /Mashpee town line in Falmouth about 7 a.m. Saturday. The Chevy sustained significant damage to the rear driver's side body and wheel also causing it to strike a pole causing the bumper to be torn off and damage to the passenger side rear. The female driver of the Chevy was transported to Falmouth Hospital by Mashpee Fire/Rescue, priority 3 with minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep declined medical aid at the scene. The cause of the crash will be investigated by Falmouth Police. Story and photos by Eric Tinglof.
High Wind Warning issued for the Cape
CAPE COD - The NWS has issued a High Wind Warning from 5 p.m. this afternoon until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. A brief period of southerly winds gusting as high as 60 MPH will be possible this evening as heavy showers and a few thunderstorms pass through. Westerly winds of equal speeds are likely late tonight into Sunday morning behind the storm. The combination of the winds and rain saturated ground will mean the potential for downed trees and resulting power outages. The CWN storm team will continue to keep you covered. Remember you can always get the latest forecast at the top of any Cape Cod Today page.