Scattered power outages as strong cold front moved through region Friday

CAPE COD – A strong cold front was passing across Cape Cod this afternoon. Heavy rains and locally damaging wind are the main threats. An isolated severe storm is also possible. Cape Wide News is monitoring this developing weather situation and will post updates here as warranted.

1:30 PM update: Downed tree limbs are blamed for a power outage affecting nearly 800 Eversource customers in Sandwich. Line crews are working to restore service.

3:00 PM update: Tree limbs blamed for an outage in Orleans affecting 700 customers. Previous outage in Sandwich has been restored.

5:30 PM update: Bourne Police reported that With the heavy rains, they are seeing some heavy “ponding” on the roads. Be careful if driving and please understand some of the puddles are very deep and may damage your vehicles. Currently Shore Road @ the Railroad Bridge near Kingman Marina is NOT passable. Seek alternate route. There are also reports of heavy ponding in the area of 295 Head of the Bay Road near Bournedale Road. DPW has been advised and is en route to evaluate.

A Skywarn spotter in Sandwich reported a 40 MPH wind gust at 345 PM and 1.86″ of rain from this event.

Previous outage in Orleans has been restored.

Doppler radar in “velocity mode” shows the rotation coming onto Nantucket which prompted a tornado warning for the island.

6 PM Update: A tornado warning was was issued for Nantucket in the past hour. The storm quickly moved across the island and the warning was canceled. There were no immediate reports of damage but National Grid was reporting about 666 customers in the dark on the island.

Reports were coming in of street flooding and at least one tree down in Falmouth,.
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