Martha's Vineyard Storm Center: Jan. 21-22, 2014

We're on the receiving end of another winter storm that could bring more than a foot of snow to Martha's Vineyard. (Louisa Hufstader photo 2013)
We're on the receiving end of another winter storm that could bring more than a foot of snow to Martha's Vineyard. (Louisa Hufstader photo 2013)
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
Ferries running.

Storm Center closed until next significant weather event.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 12:30 p.m.

Steamship Authority ferries are on "trip by trip" status: Check steamshipauthority.com for information on specific trips.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:45 a.m.
YMCA Of Martha's Vineyard: "The Y will remain closed for the day, resuming normal hours tomorrow."

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.

The town of Edgartown advises that the Chappy Ferry is back in regular service.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m.
The Steamship Authority has cancelled ferries through early afternoon. Check steamshipauthority.com for information on specific trips.

Updates from Dukes County Emergency Manager Chuck Cotnoir:

  • Blizzard Warning still in effect until 1 pm today.
  • Tisbury Parking Ban in effect until noon today
  • Martha's Vineyard Airport runways are open
  • Reports indicate that most major roads are plowed and passable but require caution while driving
  • Ferry Terminal Manager reports wind gusting to 50 mph at the terminal and that ferry decisions will be made later this morning
  • Buses- VTA reports first route from Edgartown will start at 1125am today and the rest will follow on normal schedule, except Route 2 and 4, which are still questionable. Decision on these routes will be made later this morning when information on these roads' conditions are available
  • Chilmark Library is closed today

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Ferries Resume as Blizzard Continues

Martha's Vineyard schools and the Boys & Girls Club are closed today, as are town offices and most libraries. The YMCA is opening at noon; its after-school program is cancelled, but all other programs will take place as scheduled.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m.

According to the Steamship Authority, ferries between the Vineyard and Woods Hole will resume scheduled service beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The Registry of Motor Vehicles office on Martha's Vineyard is open today, but road tests are cancelled.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8:45 a.m.

The Steamship Authority has cancelled ferries through at least 9:45 a.m.

The Chappy Ferry is on emergency service only.

Vineyard Transit Agency has posted the following delays:

Route #1:  Departing Edgartown at 11:25am, departing VH at 11:55am.
Route #13:  Departing Edgartown at 11:40am, departing VH at 12:10pm.
Route #3: Departing VH at 11:00am.
Route #6:  Departing West Tisbury at 11:27am.
Route #10: Depart lot at 12:30pm For questions, please call 508-693-9440 x3.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:45 a.m.
The Steamship Authority has cancelled this morning's ferries through at least 7:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 8:55 p.m.
The Steamship Authority has canceled the 8:30 p.m. trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and the 9:30 p.m. trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.

Town offices and Dukes County offices are closed Wednesday.

West Tisbury Free Public Library: "The Library will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 22, so we can all shovel snow and build snow people and go sledding."

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 8:15 p.m.
Peter Pan Cancels Cape Cod Bus Service Wednesday

Vineyard Transit Authority: "Currently all VTA services are running on their regular schedule, but be prepared for possible service delays later this evening and into the morning due to weather. Updates will be posted here, as well as on our website at www.vineyardtransit.com."

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:45 p.m.:
No School Wednesday on Martha's Vineyard

In Edgartown: Town Hall, the Public Library and Council on Aging are closed Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:15 p.m.:
Falmouth Academy: "Snow day!!!! Falmouth Academy will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, for the safety of our students, faculty and staff."

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:15 p.m.:

Oak Bluffs Public Library: "It's getting a little rough out there, we are going to close today (Tuesday) at 4:30pm, and we will be closed tomorrow along with the Town Hall. Stay safe and warm!"

Island Entertainment: "We will be closing today Tuesday January 21st @ 5:30 pm due to the snowy blowy weather; we will reopen at somepoint tomorrow when we dig out and get here."

YMCA Of Martha's Vineyard: "Due to inclement weather, the Y will close at 5pm today. There will be no After-School program, swim lessons, swim team or Masters swim. The Dance program will be held. We are scheduled to open at noon tomorrow, Jan 22. Hours are weather permitting and subject to change. Please check online at www.ymcamv.org or call 508-696-7171 for updates."

On Wednesday, courts will be closed in Dukes County.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 p.m.:
Martha's Vineyard Community Services: "We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 1/22 due to the inclement weather."

Offshore Ale Company "UPDATE: We will be closing early today at 5pm because of the blizzard."

Tisbury has announced a parking ban from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The Tisbury selectmen's meeting will not take place Tuesday night.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:15 p.m.:

After-School Events Called Off on Martha's Vineyard

Aquinnah Public Library: "We are closing at 4:30 today folks!"

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.: 

Martha’s Vineyard Family Center: Dad's Group is cancelled for tonight.

Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club: "Update: Club Closed Today! The superintendent has called off all after school activities which include the busses that being the kids to the Club. Our intention was to stay open, but with no way for the kids to get here we must close. No decision has been made yet for Wednesday."

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1:40 p.m.: 
Vineyard Haven Public Library posts on Facebook: "The film screening scheduled for tonight (Tuesday) at Vineyard Haven Public Library has been cancelled."

Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club posts that "The After School Program will be open until 6pm today, but we ask that parents pick up their kids as early as they possibly can as conditions will begin to worsen in the late afternoon/early evening. There will be basketball practice today for 3rd-4th grades as scheduled, but if you feel the risk to come down is too great then please stay home. No decision has been made yet about school or Club closing for Wednesday."

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12:10 p.m.: 
Edgartown Meat & Fish Market posts on Facebook: "We are going to have a postponed opening tomorrow morning to make way for snow removal: 9:00 a.m.
Thank you!"

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:15 a.m.:
Airlines Canceling Flights in Advance of Storm: The majority of flights planned for tonight from Logan Airport have already been cancelled.

How Much Snow Will Martha's Vineyard Get? Here's what forecasters are saying.

Menemsha Fish Market posts on Facebook: "Might be closed today so call ahead if you're looking for our 2 for 1 soup special today. 508-645-2282."

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:15 a.m.: 

The Chilmark selectmen's meeting posted for tonight at 7 p.m. has been reposted for Thursday at noon at the Chilmark Town Hall. To view the latest agendas Click Here. (Town of Chilmark)

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:45 a.m.:

The blizzard watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning and pushed back until 7 p.m., still in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Updated Jan. 20, 8:45 p.m.: 

The Steamship Authority has announced that the ferry line "anticipates possible service disruptions Tuesday evening into Wednesday." 

Jan. 20, 5 p.m.:

Blizzard Watch Declared for the Cape and Islands
By Robert Gates and Chris Helms

blizzard watch for the Cape and Islands was issued on Monday afternoon by the National Weather Service for a 24 hour period from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The warning was issued at 3:58 p.m. on Monday.

The storm is state-wide, but the so-called “jackpot” area will be on Cape Cod, with 8-12 inches expected. Elsewhere in the state accumulations of 4-8 inches are now expected.

The snow is expected to start on Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning.

"Snow covered roadways will cause difficult driving conditions,” the weather service said. “Periods of moderate to heavy snow along with gusty winds will cause visibilities to drop to one quarter of a mile or less.”

The wind will blow from the north at 20-30 miles per hour with gusts to 50 mph.

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