Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

March 2nd, 2018, 10:26 am #21

Posted on: March 2, 2018

STREET CLOSURES: Essex Ave (between Kent Circle & Bond St); Parts of Washington Street

STREET CLOSURE ALERT: Essex Avenue will be closed between Kent Circle and Bond Street. Also, Washington Street area (by the Mills) will have barricades and be re-directed. No highways are closed at this time. Barricades are being set up in various zones to help with flood mitigation with assistance from local and state resources who continue to coordinate & support any emergency incidents. #MAwx

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1262
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March 2nd, 2018, 10:28 am #22

I drove through Rockport back from Witham St meeting. Rockport roads are closed near the water. Surf is incredible, beautiful at Folly Cove!
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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March 2nd, 2018, 10:42 am #23

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March 2nd, 2018, 10:48 am #24

Verizon e-mail (sent through AOL) is out in Gloucester and the Boston area.
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March 2nd, 2018, 10:54 am #25

Here comes the water over the High School / Annisquam cement wall.

And this is the first time I have ever seen anybody using sandbags around here to stop the water.

Apocalyptic vibrations in the air!
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March 2nd, 2018, 11:12 am #26

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March 2nd, 2018, 11:14 am #27

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March 2nd, 2018, 11:41 am #28

Essex Avenue

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March 2nd, 2018, 11:52 am #29

So how do parents get their kids at school if these streets are closed. Stupid call by the city.
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March 2nd, 2018, 11:54 am #30

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March 2nd, 2018, 12:07 pm #31

This is Cape Ann Weather's pic. I-4, C-2. 2018-03-02 12.05.22.jpg
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March 2nd, 2018, 12:12 pm #32

flounda wrote: So how do parents get their kids at school if these streets are closed. Stupid call by the city.
Probably the fact that school lets out 3 hours after high tide. It's not stupid at all, in fact good call. Driving is not that bad except where the roads are closed. I'm pretty sure the city and school officials can read a tide chart.
There's still some bread and milk left at Market Basket you better get up there.
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March 2nd, 2018, 12:27 pm #33

Thong Extractor wrote:
flounda wrote: So how do parents get their kids at school if these streets are closed. Stupid call by the city.
Probably the fact that school lets out 3 hours after high tide. It's not stupid at all, in fact good call. Driving is not that bad except where the roads are closed. I'm pretty sure the city and school officials can read a tide chart.
There's still some bread and milk left at Market Basket you better get up there.
They said that the tides won't totally recede before the next one, also the winds and conditions for the kids walking to school ( yes some do walk} aren't very good. I don't drink milk , but I'm all set with bread, thanks.
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March 2nd, 2018, 12:32 pm #34

flounda wrote: So how do parents get their kids at school if these streets are closed. Stupid call by the city.
when the schools get out, the water will be down and the streets will be open
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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March 2nd, 2018, 1:24 pm #35

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March 2nd, 2018, 1:28 pm #36

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March 2nd, 2018, 1:30 pm #37

Essex - the house on the marsh:

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March 2nd, 2018, 2:29 pm #38

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March 2nd, 2018, 2:38 pm #39

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March 2nd, 2018, 3:01 pm #40

Posted on: March 2, 2018

(3:00 PM) STREETS START TO OPEN WITH 11:30 HIGH TIDE OVER (Rocky Neck, Goose Cove Bridge Now Open)
Latest updates reflected below (earlier updates reflected below that):

1:50 PM Update: Centennial Ave still has standing water in front of the football stadium with cars able to pass, however, cars who can avoid travel are asked to stay away for area for now.

2:00 PM Update: Sumner / Concord at the Second Bridge reports that water has receded enough for school buses to pass. There is some large seagrass that emergency crews are attempting to remove in advance of the 2:10 bus that will be passing through (alternate routes are ready if necessary).

2:15 PM Update: Commercial Street is now open and completely dry.

2:30 PM Update: Schools being to release without incident.

3:00 PM Update: Tree down on Weston and Hesperus; blocked tree into wires. National Grid/DPW cutting crew deployed to resolve shortly. Bus route will be redirected as needed.

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1262
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