Power restoration efforts continue as new storm looms-last shelter closes


CAPE COD
– Power restoration efforts are continuing. As of 8 AM, 10,000 were still without electricity across the Cape. Eversource hopes to have all power restored by Tuesday evening. The larger outages have been cleared and now the tedious work of individual or street wide outages is ongoing. The estimate of total restoration will be just in time for a new storm to move into the region on Wednesday. While not expected to be as strong as the last one many shore areas are vulnerable and weakened trees could come down. There is still some discrepancy on the exact track of the storm so stay tunes. Continuing coverage of power restoration in this article through the day.
Photo via Yarmouth Police

12:00 p.m. update: At its 10 a.m. March 5, 2018, conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the current conditions on Cape Cod and the status of the Regional Shelter System consolidation plan.

The shelter at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich will close at 12 p.m. Monday. The shelter hosted around 20 people Sunday night into Monday morning.

On Sunday night, the County opened an auxiliary shelter at the Harbor View Conference Room at the Department of Health and Environment at the County Complex in Barnstable Village, but no clients were hosted.

On Monday morning the American Red Cross opened a reception center at its chapter house at 286 South Street in Hyannis at 8 a.m. Monday.

The Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) will operate until further notice.
Falmouth Fire-Rescue posted this photo of a car totaled by a falling tree:

As of noon power outages were still at about 10,000 customers.

3:00 p.m. update: Power restoration efforts slowed some by new wires coming down in today’s moderate winds. At this hour the tally is down to 7,500.

6 p.m. update: 5,700 still without power.

11:00 p.m. update: 3,350 still without power.


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