Bourne Gets About A Foot
Here are some important bits of information:
* We have reports that only very brave people should take a shot at the Bourne Bridge, but that the Sagamore Bridge is slightly better. The Bourne Bridge has about 3 inches of untreated snow on it presently. The crews are out there working.
* Sagamore Beach, Scusset Beach, and Town Neck Beach are all in big trouble with the Noon high tide, as winds will be pushing water onshore in the form of coast-eroding ginormous waves. Moderate to major coastal flooding is possible, so be sure to secure your interests.
* Duxbury Beach has already had several neighborhoods inundated, including the low-lying areas at the break in the seawall on the Marshfield border. Contrary to what you may be hearing on the news, no seawall breakthrough went on... there has never been a wall there.
* Waves are slamming the seawall already in Scituate and Duxbury, 3 hours ahead of high tide. Voluntary evacuations have been in place there since yesterday. Sandwich and Scusset Beach may also be voluntarily evacuated at the noon tide, we'll update you if they are.
* Scusset Beach tides.
* I was out at 7:30, heading down the Scenic Highway, and we had about 50 yards of visibility at several points. "Driving by faith," as my chauffeur put it. Driving is life-threatening right now, and only the hardcore should try it.
* The snow will wrap up West to East, although we may have ocean effect snow until at least lunchtime and maybe suppertime on the Outer Cape. We could pick up 1-4" in addition to what you have already.
* Bourne has no school today. No one does, to my knowledge.
* Power outages are sparse, maybe 10 customers from Plymouth to Provincetown.
* Temperatures after the storm will plunge into the single digits. After that, we get a warm-up, albeit with rain. It may be -3 degrees Saturday morning, and be 50 degrees on Sunday.
* If possible, clear your roof before this weekend's rain.
* Government offices are closed today.
* I don't like your odds of getting a ferry to the islands today.
* We rank this blizzard well behind last year's, which shut Bourne down for 3-4 days.
* The worst snow totals we see on Channel 4 are Boxford at 2 feet. Dennis wins their Cape snow, with 12" and counting.
* It's never good when the Rhode Island stations are coming to your beach to film surf destruction.