Friday, March 8, 2013
High tide came with 20 foot waves that pounded Bert's and Warren Avenue.
UPDATE: 5 p.m. Friday Land access to Saquish and the Gurnet has been cut off, according to the Plymouth Fire Chief. The last crossover has washed out leaving the peninsula inaccessible by land. --- Not much snow has stuck to the ground along Plymouth's coastline, but the waves continue to pound the beaches, homes and roads. Check here for David Curran's dramatic video of Bert's being submerged and hit with 20 ft. waves. Warren Avenue was flooded during high tide, but has reopened this morning. Taylor Avenue in Manomet has also flooded. So far there have been few power outages. The Red Cross continues to keep a shelter open at Memorial Hall for those who need it. Just after Thursday night's high tide, a Plymouth couple pulled a woman from …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A reader asked whether the town has a bylaw related to sidewalk-shoveling, particularly when said sidewalks are where children wait for the bus.
A reader recently asked us the following question: "What happens when homeowners don't clear their sidewalks, more than 24 hours after a snow storm, and their sidewalks happen to be a bus stop for elementary school students?" The short answer: there is a bylaw in Plymouth that requires residents and businesses to shovel the sidewalks in front of their properties, regardless of whether said sidewalks are near a school. There is no fine if someone doesn't clear the walkway however. The longer answer: According to Jonathan Beider, director of the Plymouth DPW, business owners are responsible for clearing snow from in front of businesses. After we finish the roads, we help out clearing the sidewalks.
Plymouth Department of Public Works is preparing for an epic winter storm.
Power outages, coastal flooding, fallen trees and snow up to our eyeballs, that's what the meteorologists are predicting for Friday and Saturday. Or, it could be a complete washout. Either way, Plymouth DPW Director Jonathan Beder said his department is ready for whatever comes Plymouth's way. "We’re gearing up, making sure everything is running...We'll know better in the next 24 hours," he said Wednesday afternoon, just as the National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for some parts of Southeastern Massachusetts. The amount of snow Plymouth gets will depend on the nor'easter's track. If it moves west, we'll get less snow on the coast and possibly more rain. If the track is more easterly, that means more snow on the coast with less …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow this afternoon turning to rain and sleet will mean a slippery drive for commuters tonight.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground Monday evening during the evening commute, according the National Weather Service. Even though not much snow will fall, snow, sleet and rain will create a slick commute tonight. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory which will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecasts snow between 2 and 5 p.m. this afternoon in the Plymouth area. The precipitation will change over to sleet and rain later in the evening. Based on the forecast, a chance of rain and sleet will continue into Tuesday morning. The temperature will begin to rise Tuesday, as it hovers in the low 40s. Here's the forecast from NWS: