Winter Storm Warning!

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1032 PM EST Thu Jan 6 2022

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/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0002.220107T0600Z-220107T2100Z/
Barnstable MA-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, and Provincetown
1032 PM EST Thu Jan 6 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 7
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Barnstable MA County.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
222 PM EST Thu Jan 6 2022

MAZ022-070900-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0003.220107T0600Z-220108T0000Z/
/O.EXB.KBOX.WS.W.0002.220107T0600Z-220107T2100Z/
Barnstable MA-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, and Provincetown
222 PM EST Thu Jan 6 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 7
  inches, heaviest near the Cape Cod Canal.

* WHERE...Barnstable MA County.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions will impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour are
  possible Friday morning. The snow may briefly mix with rain on
  the outer Cape around Chatham to Wellfleet which will result in
  lower accumulations here.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

View Forecast HERE

Virtual Meeting- Thursday 1pm, Route 28 Cotuit/Santuit Corridor Study

JUST INFORMED THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC MEETING!

Virtual Road Safety Audit (RSA) on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the intersection of Route 28 at Santuit-Newtown Road.


UPDATE: 11/23/21

Road Safety Audit Review Prompt List
The Safety Review Prompt List provides basic safety-related questions to use when evaluating a given roadway location. The prompt list should be considered when evaluating a roadway to design improve- ments or conduct a Road Safety Audit. The primary purpose of the prompt list is to identify potential road safety hazards. The list is meant to be general and should be used to prompt an evaluator as to specific matters identified in the field that may have an adverse effect on road safety. The Safety Review Prompt List is not a check of compliance with design standards.
This Prompt List represents the minimum that should be considered when exploring safety opportunities and is not intended to address all aspects of safety.
A summary of the responses should be prepared to highlight potential safety improvement opportunities.
Speed
 Are posted speed limits consistent with speed regulations; are they adequate?
 Are design features consistent with the posted speed (passing opportunities, sight distance,
warning signs for horizontal and vertical curves, clearance intervals, sign placement, etc.)  Are adequate controls in place for driver compliance with speed limits?
Multi-modal
 Have accommodations been provided for safe movement of pedestrians, bicycles, emergency vehicles, public transportation, and commercial vehicles?
 What design features could be improved, added, or removed to enhance the safe mobility of the various modes?
Pavement Markings
 Are there highly visible and retro reflective edge lines, center lines, and other pavement markings?
 Do the pavement markings provide sufficient guidance to the road users? Can the placement of the pavement markings be modified to improve guidance to road users?
Signs
 Are all signs retro reflective and visible for all roadway conditions, including placed free from obstructions?

 Are signs located to maximize perception and reaction while minimizing intrusion in clear zones?  Does the signage provide adequate guidance to road users for given road conditions?
 Are pavement markings and signs consistent in effectively guiding road users?
Intersection Control
 Do all signs (stop signs, lane assignments, street names, etc.) provide visible, clear, non-conflicting messages?
 Is there clear, non-conflicting visibility of traffic control (signal heads, signs, and markings) from all approach lanes?
 Has the potential of misrepresentation of intersection control been considered (at closely spaced intersections or through control that is against expectation)?
 For signalized intersections, have the implications on safety been considered for the signal phasing?
 Is there a safe means by which all modes can travel through the intersection? Lighting
 Is lighting (from headlights and/or streetlights) adequate for specific roadway conditions and/or use?
 If glare exists from sunlight or opposing headlights, are there countermeasures that can be implemented to minimize potentially detrimental effects?
Obstructions
 Are there obstructions to sight lines or roadway guidance (signs, markings, etc.) that can be removed, relocated, or minimized as part of this project?
 If obstructions or fixed objects exist but cannot be moved, can they be shielded (with guardrails, etc.) or delineated (with reflectors) to improve road user safety? If so, what can be done?
Pavement
 Could the condition of the pavement impact mobility and safety (potholes, edge drop-offs, skid resistance, etc.)?
 What improvements can be made to minimize safety impacts?
Access Points and Traffic Generators
 Is the access control sufficient for the road’s function?

 Are site access points located to maximize safety while still providing adequate access?
 Have impacts of site developments been adequately accommodated for safe mobility of all
road users?
Parking
 Is parking clearly delineated and in conformance with signs, markings, and regulations?  Might parking obstruct mobility/safety of pedestrians and other roadway users?
Weather Conditions
 Have accommodations been made for impacts from adverse weather condition (storage of snow, removal of ponding, adequate drainage, signage of low salt areas, maintenance program for snow removal, and catch basin clearing, etc.)?
Auxiliary Lanes
 Could taper locations and/or alignments contribute to safety challenges?
 Could lack of climbing lanes or passing zones cause driver frustration?
 Do acceleration/deceleration lane lengths necessitate additional signage and/or markings?
Animals
 Do animal migrations impact safety?
 Can measures be taken to reduce animal-vehicle conflicts

The Cape Cod Commission (CCC), in coordination with MassDOT and the Town of Barnstable, have scheduled a Virtual Road Safety Audit (RSA) on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the intersection of Route 28 at Santuit-Newtown Road.  Your involvement (or a representative from your agency/department) in the RSA is important and will result in specific recommendations for improved safety at this intersection in the village of Cotuit in the Town of Barnstable.

Please find a copy of the agenda and meeting materials RSA Agenda – Rt 28 at Santuit Newtown Rd Dec_2021 Crash Diagram_Santuit_Newtown_Final SantuitNewtown Crash Data Spreadsheet Cotuit_Route_28_Corridor_Study_Final_Report-February_2017(web_version) Please review the crash data, crash diagram and prompt list ahead of time to become familiar with the crash issues and trends. We also encourage you to visit the intersections ahead of the meeting (in person or via Google Street View) if you are not already familiar with the roadway conditions. Additionally, please review the attached Route 28 Cotuit Corridor Study, dated February 2017, which was previously prepared by the Cape Cod Commission Transportation Staff and includes recommendations for this intersection.

Participants in the RSA will discuss crash experience and potential countermeasures for improving safety.  Following the meeting, a draft and final report will be prepared by the CCC and distributed to the attendees for review and comment. The final report will guide the Town of Barnstable and MassDOT for potential future short- and long-term safety improvements for this intersection.

The meeting will be held virtually on the Zoom platform.  Participants may also dial into the meeting on their phone. See Zoom login details below.

Zoom Meeting Link – https://capecodcommission.org/transportation/join

June 2016

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Barnstable will be holding a Public Meeting on the Route 28 corridor from Route 130 to Santuit/Newtown Road.

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Looking for your valuable input on the study, design and planning process to improve the safety and traffic flow along this congested and unsafe stretch of State Road, Route 28. Cape Cod Commission Project Page

June 22, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

 Freedom Hall, 976 Main Street, Cotuit, MA

Power Outage Map

Update: 10/28/21

According to Eversource, 98% of power will be back by 6 p.m. Saturday October 30, 2021


Report a power outage online or call 800-592-2000  Sign-up to receive outage and restoration updates via text, email or phone. By signing up to receive text updates, you’ll also be able to report an outage by text message and receive on-demand updates.

View Eversource Power Outage Map –  HERE

2021 Influenza Vaccination Clinics

Public Health Division offers Influenza Vaccines

DRIVE THRU ONLY

Wednesday Morning September 29, 2021 9:00 am – Noon

Thursday Afternoon October 14, 2021 2- 5 pm

St. George Greek Orthodox Church Route 28, Centerville

These clinics are open to Town of Barnstable Seven Village’s residents only

Please print-out and complete the consent form before arriving to reduce waiting times.

Cost is $3

CONSENT FORM

For More Information contact: Barnstable Health Division or call (508) 862-4644

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