CWN coverage of the Blizzard of ’18 part 2 (early afternoon) over 120,000 lose power (again!)


The third major nor’easter in 11 days is affecting the region. This time snow is a major part. Blizzard warnings are in effect and travel is strongly discouraged. Watch this article for continuing coverage (editor’s note: slight change in format-scroll down for latest updates.).
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12:00 p.m. update: NWS reports Hyannis and Falmouth have officially achieved blizzard conditions. Tree reported down on house with branches through ceiling on Scituate Road in Mashpee-no injuries reported. Multiple trees and wires down. Hyannis Fire reporting primary wires down on fire along Bearse’s Way. Large tree reported down in Provincetown at Bradford and Pearl Streets. No power town wide. Large outages in Falmouth, Barnstable and Yarmouth as well. Cape wide over 83,000 are without power. Chatham Police posted this photo of some street flooding from the high tide this morning:


1:00 p.m. update: Over 87,000 without power. Eversource has confirmed winds are too high in some areas for crews to work. Numerous reports of trees and wires down. CWN’s Jake O’Callaghan with video of scenes from around Harwich. (Don’t try this at home):

Wires arcing in Sandwich (Sandwich Fire)

Tree on wires in Mashpee (Mashpee Police)
1:30 p.m. update: Falmouth Police report that the Town Hall has been designated as a warming center and is currently open. The Recreation Building has no power, so it will not be used as a warming center. If needed, a shelter may be opened.. Cape wide power tally is 101,500. This is getting very close to the 103,000+ in last weeks bomb cyclone.
Tree on a pickup in Falmouth (Falmouth Police)
The scene along Menauhant Road in Falmouth (Falmouth Police)
2:00 p.m. update: Over 117,000 without power surpassing the mark set in the bomb cyclone!

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