Nor’easter bears down on Boston
Wet snow, strong winds, and high waves pounded the Boston area on Thursday, as a nor’easter moved into the region.
The NWS warned that moderate to major coastal flooding was possible through Saturday morning, along with severe beach erosion.
“The Friday morning high tide has the potential to be quite dangerous and could be similar to, or in a few spots even worse than, the February 9 storm tide,” the NWS said. “Some areas may be inundated with two to four feet of water, especially those vulnerable to wave overwash. Large waves may cause scattered damage to vulnerable structures, and some evacuations may become necessary.”
Flooding prompted State Police to shut down several roadways during the Thursday morning commute. Driving conditions were expected to be worse during the Thursday evening and Friday morning rush-hours.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency activated its State Emergency Operations Center early Thursday. The Red Cross opened shelters in Plymouth and Salisbury.
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