CWN storm coverage: minor flooding, scattered outages

CAPE COD – A significant storm is affecting the region Sunday. Rain will end as sleet and snow as a flash freeze rapidly develops this afternoon. The rain may cause localized flooding and some coastal flooding is possible at the high tide Sunday morning. Check this article for continuing storm coverage as warranted.

8:00 AM update: Rain reported across the region. Eversource reports 128 customers without power in Sandwich apparently the result of a crash. Wind gusts reported over 30 MPH at times. Video above is from Orleans Police as flakes briefly flew overnight as the storm began t move in.

10:30 AM update: 84 Eversource customers out in Chatham. Still rain on Cape but temperatures steadily dropping off Cape. A Flood Warning has been issued for the Cape for localized street and small stream flooding until 2:15 PM.

11:15 AM update: Special Weather Statement for squall line moving across the outer Cape. Wind Advisory has been upgraded to a High Wind Warning until 3 PM. Falmouth Police reported a tree down blocking Sam Turner Road for a time.

12:00 PM Update: From Sandwich Fire: Heavy rain continues to fall causing flooding in poor drainage areas and we remain under a flood watch until 4 PM. Mill Road and areas of Lakewood Hills have flooding issues as well as Forestdale including Route 130. Photo above is on Latimer Lane. Concern is flash freeze will freeze up these areas if drainage not complete. 128 Eversource customers are still out in Sandwich. A few isolated outages elsewhere.

Provinceown Police/CWN

From Provincetown Police: While we have only really had about 1.10 inches of steady rain, more is on the way and currently its high tide.

If you are out and about, you may note standing street water in our usual low-lying areas (Bradford Street & Ryder Street [pictured], Bradford Street at Kendall Lane) Lower Howland Street and Upper Court Street.

We have as many of them blocked as possible and suggest you avoid the areas or detour around them.

3:00 PM update: 2 inches of rain reported in Orleans, 61 MPH wind gust in Woods Hole. No power outages reported at this time. Last of the precipitation is moving through with the deep freeze to follow. Any standing water will freeze solid and roads will quickly become very slippery.

Shortly before 1 PM, Hyannis Firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a taxi on Main Street just before the West End Rotary. One person was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

8:00 PM update: Deep freeze with temperatures falling through the 20s. Mashpee Police video of the frozen flag in front of their station just before 6 PM when it was 26 degrees.

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11:00 PM update: The eclipse of the moon is visible as the clouds clear but it is frigid. We finish storm coverage with these photos from Dennis off Old Whard Road at a construction site where some pilings ended up in the water. Photos by Matthew, a Cape Wide News reader. If you see breaking news and can safely take photos or video, please send them to us!
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