Bournedale Road Closed Today, Storm Info

Tree Removal Ongoing

For starters, we were honestly about to write a "When Will They Clear The Trees Off Bournedale Road??" article. Things were getting a bit sketchy there, even before the storms we've had in the last month. Sandy even managed to fell a few trees, and she was quite some time ago.

The Bourne DPW beat us to the punch, however. Last night and today, Bournedale Road will be closed or at least partially closed as crews remove a veritable forest of trees that have fallen down on or near the road and power lines.

Bournedale Road is one of those nowheres on the way to everywhere, as it is useful for skipping rotaries or for going from Wareham to Plymouth. I can shave an hour off a Friday summer afternoon trip by using it to get from Plymouth to Buzzards Bay. Not many people live on it, however, and it is one of the spookiest night walks in Barnstable County.

And that was BEFORE the trees started falling down. There is one section, on a hill/S turn, where a 40 foot tree had fallen on one side of the road, and a smaller tree had fallen on the other side. Their branches were hanging over the road on both sides, making it a one lane Mass Casualty Incident waiting to happen. There is also a tree that has been resting on a sagging power line since Hurricane Sandy. Probably a dozen other trees are down along the road, which really isn't that wide in the first place.

Now, as March nears, they are finally getting to these dangerous road conditions. Commuters be warned, however. Anyone who is interested in using Bournedale Road will most likely have to loop around.

As for this storm.......

We'll get rain all day, about an inch and a half's worth. Winds will be heavy, and there is a slight chance of coastal flooding between 11 AM and 2 PM. We have advisories that range from a Gale Warning to a Coastal Flood Advisory. Nothing serious, but basements and shore roads could pick up some unwanted lubrication.

Here's a link to a current radar shot. We could get some snow at the end of the storm, but it probably isn't going to happen, and will be light if it does. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on