Strong Winds, Waves Blast Cape & Islands - NECN

Strong Winds, Waves Blast Cape & Islands



    (NECN: Josh Brogadir, Falmouth, Mass.) - A Nor'easter hit southern coastline of New England on Saturday night.

    A huge tree down across Route 28 in Falmouth, Massachusetts due to the wind and rain.

    Early afternoon and already the the powerful storm was having its way on Cape Cod.

    The road was closed as tree cutters got rid of limbs and utility crewsfixed the lines, trying to restore power to a couple hundred homes.

    It happened just in front of the Palmer Avenue Martha's Vineyard ferry parking lot, Falmouth police detouring people around.

    As afternoon turned to evening, the winds picked up considerably, especially along the coast.

    Flags whipped in 40 mile per hour plus gusts at Nobska Point Light in Falmouth.

    Just to give you an idea of what it's like on an east facing part ofthe shore, the wind is whipping around, rain stinging your face, makingit difficult to stand.

    The ocean flowed over the dunes
    along Surf Drive, flooding the street, with seas expected to build throughout the night, as the winds intensify along the water.

    As of 9:45pm, a small stretch of Rt.28 was still closed, crews still on scene and the power to 266 customers was still out.

    In Eastham, 128 customers oit because of a broken pole.

    According to the Steamship Authority, four ferries have been canceled -from Nantucket to Hyannis and Hyannis to Nantucket because of weather.