High Water Hits Martha's Vineyard

The first of three high tides in this ocean storm forced the cancellation of the Chappy Ferry and swamped parts of downtown Edgartown.

Chappy Ferry service was suspended Thursday morning as the first of three stormy high tides battered the coastline with waves and wind. Rain became heavy as the tide ebbed, and by midmorning the precipitation appeared to be changing to wet snow in Edgartown.

For updates on Chappy and Steamship Authority ferry service and other storm-related news, please see our .

In this video recorded shortly after high tide Thursday morning, you can see the Memorial Wharf and Edgartown Yacht Club public parking lots under water as waves lap against the side of the Seafood Shanty.

Click here to see a video of the approaching storm in Menemsha, East Chop and Oak Bluffs Wednesday afternoon.

Two more high tides could bring storm surges and destructive coastal erosion to Dukes County, where a high wind warning and a coastal flood warning from the National Weather Service remain in effect:

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