Massachusetts’ South Shore Bore The Brunt Of 2013 Blizzard
HULL (CBS) – With flooding, snow fall, and evacuations across the South Shore, the storm proved most dangerous for residents along the coastline.
Shoreline towns from Hull to Sandwich, along with the east-facing side of Nantucket bore the brunt of the 10 a.m. high tide, with waves outside Boston Harbor measuring around 25 feet.
But even after the storm passed, the Atlantic was still angry and minor flooding continued into the night.
Nantasket Avenue in Hull was covered in ice and debris, and residents all over were reflecting on the worst of it as they started to clean up.
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“It was pretty extreme. The water was really whipping through here,” Scituate resident Suzanne Mullarkey said. “I don’t remember [the 1978 blizzard] being quite as fast and as furious as this time.”
In Scituate, high winds and rough seas persisted into the evening.
Marshfield took a beating as well, with dozens of power lines downed leaving 90% of the town without power.
The surge even forced a WBZ-TV crew to evacuate from the deck of a beachfront hotel in Scituate.
Public works crews were working to repair street lights, and many residents were waiting for power to be restored to their homes, but the neighborhood kids were happy to have a few days off to slip and slide down the hills of Hull.
“It’s fun for the kids,” Monique Roche, a Hull resident, said. “It’s fun to have a couple days off work too.”
Road conditions are still a serious situation, and the National Guard is out looking for people in need of help or a ride to nearby shelter.
“Being able to help people who otherwise would’ve been stranded – it was just great today,” said Sgt. Alfred Tripolone.
So far, no serious injuries have been reported.