CWN coverage of the major nor’easter part 5-some shelters open, serious crash in Harwich

CAPE COD – A major nor’easter is still affecting the region Saturday. The worse of the storm has peaked but there is still concern for additional coastal flooding with the early afternoon high tide. Widespread power outages have occurred and restoration efforts will take time. Strong gusty winds are slowing the power restoration. Watch this area for continuing coverage of the storm. If you can safely take photos or video please send them to us but remember SAFETY FIRST.

3:00 PM update: BCREPC reports a partial activation of the shelter system:
BARNSTABLE (MA) March 3, 2018 – At 2 p.m. March 3, 2018, the executive committee of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) ordered a partial activation of the Regional Shelter System.

The following regional shelters will open at 5 p.m.:

Falmouth High School
874 Gifford Street, Falmouth

Barnstable Intermediate School
895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis

Cape Cod Regional Technical School
351 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich

For information on the location of Regional Emergency Shelters visit

Bourne Police are live again:

2:30 PM update: Serious crash reported on Route 39 at Tody Bole Lane in Harwich. Firefighters had to extricate a victim from the wreckage of a Toyota Camry sedan that appeared to have crashed head on into a guardrail. MedFlight was requested but not able to respond due to the high winds. Harwich Police are investigating. Photo by Craig S. Chadwick/CWN (see full coverage of this story including video here):

Photo below of tree taking down utility pole on Cross Street in Wellfleet:

2:00 PM update: Yarmouth Police video of the boardwalk at Gray’s Beach:

Video at Coast Guard Beach in Truro from Cherie Young

Couple of photos of trees down in Orleans on Hopkins Road and Pine Ridge Lane along with video on Briar Spring Road:

1:30 PM update: Orleans Police posted this account of a very close call. Police say while this motorist was out traveling last evening his car was struck by a falling tree… thankfully he did not have a passenger.

Police say as a reminder, unless it’s absolutely necessary please stay off the road ways. You may think it won’t happen to you but I’ll guarantee he didn’t think it was going to happen to him.
Photo by Orleans Police/CWN

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