Newbury’s building inspector says as many as 40 shoreline homes on Plum Island are in danger following a storm last week that knocked down two houses and has forced the bulldozing of a third.
The storm was not limited to places like Plum Island, Scituate and Marshfield, at Singing Beach a retaining wall crumpled and residents barely recognize their beach.
Officials on Plum Island say another oceanfront home will be torn down Monday and several others could also come down in the coming days.
Why did we get so much more snow than expected Friday?
Snow totals are widely variable throughout the region with just a few inches in some areas all the way up 12-to-24 inches in parts of Worcester County and southeastern Massachusetts.
From Plum Island to the Cape, residents are facing heavy snow, rain, wind and flooding.
By this evening skies will begin to clear out and winds will be dying down. Consequently, the evening commute won’t be as tough as this morning.
The storm will slowly wind down this afternoon as the storm departs to our east.
From Plum Island to the Cape, residents are bracing for a long-duration storm expected to bring snow, rain, wind and flooding.
A fresh layer of several inches of snow will coat the ground and many roads by Friday morning’s commute, leading to some tricky and treacherous travel. Snow will continue all morning and finally begin to taper off during Friday afternoon.