Tides Causing Serious Erosion Concerns in Sandwich, Mass. - NECN

Tides Causing Serious Erosion Concerns in Sandwich, Mass.



    Tides causing serious erosion concerns in Sandwich, Mass.

    Dunes 'washing right into the marsh' in nor'easter winds (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Sandwich, Mass.) - The wind is intense in Sandwich, Mass. between the high tides of Thursday evening and Friday morning.

    That next high tide raises further erosion concerns. The town has been losing ground to the water in the recent wave of storms.

    Town officials in Sandwich, Mass. say they've already seen more erosion in the last six months than they've gotten in the last decade.

    The surf is coming in strong as the town awaits high tide. Residents saw a lot of damage during the blizzard and are concerned they will see even more during the current storm.

    "The beach has been washing away," said Ross Van Der Pyle of Sandwich. "I'm gonna go up there at high tide. It's sad. The dunes are really just washing right into the marsh. It's almost like an island out there now. It's changing forever right in front of us."

    There are scattered power outages in Sandwich Thursday evening, but all eyes are on the morning's high tide.

    NECN reporter Jennifer Eagan has more.