WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 9:23 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WEDNESDAY 3/21/18 5pm THROUGH THURSDAY 3/22/18 MORNING…

* WHAT… Wet snow. Total snow accumulations will range from 3 to 5  inches on the upper Cape, Martha`s Vineyard, and Block Island, to as little as 1 to 2 inches on the outer Cape.

* WINDS…Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph with the strongest winds Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

* WHERE…Cape Cod and the Islands.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

VIEW FORECAST HERE

Shellfishing Reopens

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2018

FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES and BARNSTABLE MARINE & ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS:

Effective sunrise March 9, 2018, according to Marine Fisheries, shellfish areas in the Town of Barnstable will now revert back to their former status prior to the closure on March 1, 2018.

Marine & Environmental Affairs would like to remind all recreational shellfishers that as of March 8, 2018 the recreational harvest of OYSTERS is CLOSED for the season. See Notice HERE



Emergency Shelter Opens Today at 5pm

CLOSED at 4pm Sunday.

The Town of Barsnatble’s Emergency Shelter will be opening at 5pm today Saturday March 3, 2018. The Shelter is located at the Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Hyannis. It is a pet friendly shelter.

As the storm continues to pull away from the region, the Barnstable Police have dedicated all resources to addressing the needs of the community. Several roadways have been affected by flooding, tree and limb debris, and severed or low hanging utility wires. The following road closures are in effect during clean-up efforts, and as flood waters subside.
· Rte 6A at the Sandwich Town Line
· Rte. 6A at High St.
· Rte 6A at Millway
· Millway and Commerce Rd.
· Freezer Rd.
· Rte. 6A at Keveney
· Bragg’s Lane
· Main St. Cotuit at Screecham Rd.
· 1029 Ostervile West Barnstable Rd.
· Osterville West Barnstable Rd. from Race Ln. to Rte. 149
· Old Shore Rd. Cotuit
· Flint St. between Rte. 149 and Calvin Hamblin Way
As reported by Eversource earlier today, extra tree and line crews have been dispatched to the most needed areas, and a significant impact on power restoration efforts is anticipated throughout the day.
The Barnstable Police urge all citizens to use caution when utilizing public ways, and to remain a safe distance from flooded areas and downed utility wires.

 

Shellfishing Remains Closed

FROM THE MASSCHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES (DMF): Due to the significant coastal flooding and rainfall associated with the coastal storm that impacted Massachusetts late last week, all Massachusetts shellfish growing areas will continue to remain closed until further notice. DMF is in the process of assessing the impacts of last week’s storm and will provide information as it becomes available.



The Town of Barnstable is CLOSED TO ALL HARVEST OF SHELLFISH until further notice per order of the DMF.

 

 

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
average snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.
Locally higher amounts up to 7 inches possible across the upper
Cape.

* WHERE…Barnstable County.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Untreated surfaces will be slippery.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

 

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