Snow begins to fall on the Upper Cape; Ferry trips canceled Wednesday night

Mid and Lower Cape school children take a rainy day off

Mid Cape roads become slippery around 5 p.m.

Even though for most of Cape Cod the day was a dud as snow goes, the white stuff began to fall on he Upper Cape in Bourne around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. In anticipation of a blizzardy hump day, many Cape schools canceled classes leaving parent with kids to care for and rainy day cabin fever.

   The Steamship Authority has announced weather-related cancellations. The M/V Eagle's 5:30 p.m. Nantucket to Hyannis trip and the 8 p.m. Hyannis to Nantucket trip have been canceled. The SSA asks that passengers call 508-228-0626 or 508-771-4000 for more information. 
   The M/V Island's 8:30 p.m. Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven trip and 9:30p.m. Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole trip have been canceled. Passengers should call 508-548-3788 or 508-693-0367.
   All future trips Wednesday areon a trip by trip basis.
   Information is also available on the SSA site here.

A mixture of snow and rain (mostly rain) began on the Mid Cape in the morning, but quickly turned to rain only in the afternoon with temperatures in the mid-30s.  But David Curran's video (above) shows a different story Wednesday afternoon at the Bourne Rotary and along Main Street in the Upper Cape town.

Evening classes have been canceled and several Cape chamber monthly meetings have been rescheduled.  Details are available in our calendar.

Yesterday's forecast warned of snow starting early in the day on the Upper and Mid Cape with expected accumulations of 6 to 10 inches varying by region. That forecast has been adjusted to heavier accumulations of 4 to 8 inches this evening into Thursday leaving the possibility for additional cancellations.  

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