Continuing coverage of the nor’easter: 9 inches of snow; 25,000 lose power

A quick moving but potent storm system will bring several inches of snow along with high winds and the potential for coastal flooding today. Scroll down this article for continuing coverage through the day.

Snowy conditions on Route 6 by the large rest area before Route 130 in Sandwich westbound. MassDOT/CWN

9:00 AM update: Road conditions rapidly deteriorating. A rollover crash was reported on Route 6 westbound between Willow Street and Route 132 sometime after 8:30 AM. The driver appeared to have escaped any serious injury.

10:00 AM update: Above: Bourne Police were giving a live look at conditions in their town. A truck struck a tree on Route 6 west before Route 134. No serious injuries reported.

Falmouth Police/CWN

10:30 AM update: Primary power lines reported down across all lanes of Route 28 in Falmouth at Thomas B. Landers Road. Southbound traffic was being diverted onto Route 151. Officials say the top of a utility pole snapped off.

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN

12:00 PM update: Driving remains hazardous. A tractor trailer lost traction by the Route 130 exit on Route 6 and had to wait for road crews to treat the roads. The Jeep above lost control in Bourne and ended up atop a stone wall. No injuries were reported.

12:30 PM update: Several power outages starting to show up. 550 customers in Yarmouth, Another 450 in Mashpee and 350 in Sandwich. Falling tree limbs appear to be the culprit in al three outages.

1:00 PM update: Bourne Police (above) with another live update. Sandwich officials report 3 inches of snow.

2:00 PM update:

Eastham Police and Fire are reporting a motor vehicle crash at Route 6 and Hemenway Road. Due to the weather and damage to the vehicles, it will take some time to clear the scene. Eastham Police/CWN

Reports of 6 inches of snow in Sandwich and Yarmouth. Latest power outage reports: Bourne 1,609, Yarmouth 961, Barnstable 593, Mashpee 480, Sandwich 419, Orleans 355, Eastham 255.

The Cape Wide News mobile unit was out showing road conditions live:

3:00 PM update: Radar shows the heaviest of the snow moving out to sea. Please allow road crews time to catch up and clean up. There are still trees and wires down on some roadways. Always assume downed wires are live. Nearly 13,000 Eversource customers are without power across the Cape at this hour. Crews will work as quickly as possible when safe to restore service. As of this hour there have been no reports of coastal issues.

4:00 PM update: Surfs up as shown by Bourne Police above. Still no reports of coastal flooding. Power outages have leveled off and crews are working to restore service. Route 28 in Falmouth by Thomas B. Landers Road has reopened.
More video from our mobile unit in the Mid-Cape:

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN

5:00 PM update: Close call in Bourne when a tree came down on a mobile home on Fifth Avenue in Pocasset (above). No injuries were reported. Power outages have ticked up a bit, now over 17,000.

Earle Street Beach in Harwich Port

6:00 PM update: All warnings have been discontinued except for a Coastal Flood Advisory for the next high tide around 2 AM. Some areas received up to 9 inches of snow. Power outages have swelled to nearly 25,000. 7,700 of those are in Barnstable with 6,700 in Dennis.

Route 28 in Dennis

7:00 PM update: Reports of wires down in the area Route 6A & Willow Street in Yarmouth Port forcing traffic detours. Temperatures are falling tonight so slush will refreeze causing slippery travel to persist overnight into the morning.

8:00 PM update: We feel for those of you sitting in the dark bundled up waiting for power to be restored. At 6 PM we reported nearly 25,000 customers without power on the Cape. At this hour that number is down to just over 20,000. The Eversoure map above shows all the current outages. Each bubble represents an incident. Small correction here: the numbers represent the number of customers involved in that incident. It is time consuming, not just putting wires back up and flipping a few switches. Tree limbs must be removed and damaged equipment replaced first. Extra crews are out there and working on larger outages first. CWN will continue to follow the power restoration efforts.

11:00 PM update: Power restoration continues. 13,400 customers still without power, down from 20,000 at 8 PM. 10,000 of those are in Barnstable and Dennis.


Bourne Police/CWN

8:00 AM update: The heavy pasty snow covered pretty much everything including traffic lights as above on Scenic Highway in Bourne. Officials are urging motorists to use extra caution at these intersections. DPW crews are responding to clear the lights. Much progress in power restoration overnight with a little over 1,300 customers still without power. Eversource hopes to have everyone restored by 6 PM today, many before that.

10:00 AM update: About 800 customers are without power in Sandwich. Eversource is citing maintenance as the cause of the outage which they hope to restore by 11:30 AM.

1:00 PM update: about 450 customers still out Cape wide.

6:00 PM update: Less than 100 customers still out.

11:00 PM update: About 35 customers still out.

8:00 AM update: Still about 15 customers out.
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