How the March Nor’easter Affected Massachusetts
Photos and videos from around the Bay State show widespread structural damage and severe flooding as communities continue to confront Winter Storm Riley's impact.
The outages are concentrated in the southeastern part of the state, where coastal towns are confronting severe structural damage left in the storm’s wake. Flood water rushed through downtown Boston on Friday, and over 400,000 Massachusetts customers lost electricity at some point during the storm, according to the Boston Globe.
Coming into the ballfields in the North End pic.twitter.com/xqdtbCVAIT
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) March 2, 2018
High tide on Boston Harbor and Seaport Boulevard is taking the brunt. pic.twitter.com/d5YsEaCZ85
— Seaport Boston Hotel (@seaportboston) March 2, 2018
— Stephen Beyer (@Steve01824) March 2, 2018
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Communities in Plymouth and Barnstable counties were hit particularly hard, as debris and flood waters made roads in towns from Hull to Provincetown impassable over the weekend. The Patriot Ledger reports a Plymouth man died on Friday evening when a falling pine tree crushed his pickup trick.
— Adam Liberatore (@bostonTVguy) March 2, 2018
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) March 4, 2018
— Damon Cassell (@dcassell) March 2, 2018
Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Saturday, allowing the Commonwealth to receive help from other states, should it be necessary. Not only did the storm bring water, but it also featured wind, with gusts topping out at a whopping 93 miles per hour in Barnstable, according to the National Weather Service.
— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) March 2, 2018
— Dapixara (@dapixara) March 4, 2018
Though the impact period of this nor’easter has broadly expired, Massachusetts residents are unlikely to get a reprieve from tumultuous weather. Much of the state is under a winter storm watch from Wednesday to Thursday morning.