Video added: Tropical Storm Elsa coverage-up to 11,000 lose power as winds up to 67 MPH reported

CAPE COD – Check this article for continuing coverage of Tropical Storm Elsa as warranted. Strong winds appear to be the biggest hazard.

Utility trucks staging at the Cape Cod Mall

11 AM update: Falmouth Police report that Palmer Avenue between Sippewissett Road & Route 28 is closed due to a downed tree and wires. Eversource is reporting 287 customers without power in Falmouth.

12:30 PM update: Power outages increasing especially on the upper and mid Cape. 4,700 Eversource customers are out in Barnstable and 1,300 are out in Mashpee. Just over 400 customers are out in Falmouth with nearly 450 in Bourne. Scattered other outages are also popping up across the Cape. Falmouth Police reported that Maravista Avenue near Toledo Street is closed due to a downed tree. Orleans Police reported a tree down in the 200 block of Route 28.

Falmouth Police/CWN

1:00 PM update: Yarmouth Police report a tree down on West Yarmouth Road at Buck Island Road. About 6,000 Eversource customers across the Cape without power: Mashpee 1,900 Barnstable, 1,600, Yarmouth 1,300, Falmouth, 550, Bourne, 450, Wellfleet 175.


2:00 PM Update: Tree down causing minor damage to a house in Yarmouth. No injuries reported. Power outages still total about 6,000. 4,000 of those are in Barnstable. 950 are out in Dennis.

2:30 PM Update: This large cabin cruiser “Summer Shack” came ashore at Cotuit Beach. Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills firefighters responded to a report of a crash involving a tree down on a car. The report was on Old Stage Road near Great Marsh Road. The two occupants of the car escaped injury. 11,000 Eversouce customers are without power at this writing. 7,000 of those are in Barnstable.

3:00 PM update: Barnstable Police are reporting due to the inclement weather, there have been numerous incidents of downed wires, power outages, and road closures. Please stay off roads if possible until the weather clears. Power crews are working to restore service.

4 PM update: The last of the precipitation is moving offshore. Power restoration is underway in earnest. About 8,150 Eversource customers without power at this hour. 5,700 are in Barnstable with 1,200 out in Dennis and 500 in Falmouth.

Barnstable County wind reports from the National Weather Service:
Kalmus 67 MPH 0143 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Provincetown 59 MPH 1245 PM 07/09 CWOP
West Dennis 56 MPH 0147 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Chapin 54 MPH 0116 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Chatham 50 MPH 0240 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
West Falmouth 49 MPH 0106 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Waquoit Bay 47 MPH 0110 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Dennis 45 MPH 0129 PM 07/09 CWOP
Hatch Beach 44 MPH 0239 PM 07/09 WXFLOW
Hyannis AP 43 MPH 1257 PM 07/09 ASOS
Wellfleet 42 MPH 1155 AM 07/09 WXFLOW

Russell Frayre/CWN

6:00 PM update: This sailboat was also blown ashore by the winds in Cotuit. Power outages down to about 4,200 Cape wide. 2,600 of those are in Barnstable.

8:00 PM update: A nice sunset to end the day as seen in Sandwich. Most larger power outages have been restored. 1,400 still out in Barnstable.
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