Coastal Storm Brings Snow, Minor Flooding to Region

BARNSTABLE – An offshore storm is clipping Cape Cod Tuesday, bringing some snow, wind, and coastal flooding concerns to the region.

The National Weather Service has implemented a winter weather advisory until 1 p.m. The storm is expected move out later in the day.

“You’re going to have periods of light to moderate snowfall across most of Southeastern Massachusetts, and that includes the Cape and the Islands,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Doody.

Forecasters are calling for an additional 1-3 inches of snow for the Cape and Islands Tuesday.

Areas along Route 6A began seeing flooding by mid-morning, with a section of the road being overwashed on the Brewster-Dennis town line. 

In Sandwich, where Town Neck Beach and town’s boardwalk took a beating during the January 4th story, additional flooding was reported around high tide. Access to the beach parking lot was cut off.

“Things will taper off towards the afternoon, the snow will become quite light. It should be pretty much wrapping itself up during the afternoon,” Doody added.

The Steamship Authority and HyLine cancelled some of their early morning trips to and from Nantucket. Both ferry operators should be considered boat-by-boat for the time being. 


State and local police were also busy responding to several accidents around Cape Cod. There were no reports of serious injuries.

“We’re looking at the possibility of some coastal flooding, especially along the northern extent of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Bay side, up towards Provincetown and coastal Plymouth County as well,” Doody added. 

Forecasters say the flooding could be minor to moderate in nature. 

In Plymouth, a section of flooding-prone Warren Avenue was closed down when it became inundated with water.

Heavy snow bands moving through Plymouth and Wareham this morning forced officials in those towns to cancel school for the day.

A number of Cape Cod schools operated on two-hour delays.


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