Saturday, February 9, 2013
Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is expected to resume Sunday morning, according to the Steamship Authority.
The Steamship AUthority issued the following bulletin by email and on its website at 7:57 p.m. Saturday: Based on the latest forecast, the Steamship Authority expects service to resume on Sunday for Martha's Vineyard at 6:00am and at 9:15am for Nantucket. The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check the Authority’s website for further updates. Our web site is at http://www.steamshipauthority.com Current Conditions may be viewed at http://www.steamshipauthority.com/ssa/OpsInfo.cfm Source: Steamship Authority Related coverage: Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a …
Roads have already been opened on Nantucket and the mainland west of Interstate 91, while the governor's emergency travel ban remains in effect for the rest of Massachusetts until 4 p.m., according to Chuck Cotnoir of Dukes County Emergency Management.
Martha's Vineyard motorists may legally drive at 4 p.m. Saturday, said Chuck Cotnoir of Dukes County Emergency Management. Roads have already been opened on Nantucket and the mainland west of Interstate 91, while the travel ban remains in effect for the rest of Massachusetts until 4 p.m., Cotnoir said. In an emailed bulletin, Cotnoir advised: All motorists MUST be off the roads except for public safety and public works workers, government officials conducting official business, utility workers, healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential, news media. Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of …
Exclusive video from the last ferry to leave Woods Hole before the Steamship Authority canceled service for the duration of the high winds and heavy seas.
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Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
UPDATES, CLOSINGS & BULLETINS: Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Martha's Vineyard Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. Updated Feb. 11: Schools are in session. Updates for Feb. 9: 8:30 p.m.: The Sunday, February 10, 10:00 AM service for United Methodist Church of Martha's Vineyard (Trinity Church in the Campgrounds) is canceled. 8 p.m.: Steamship Authority announces boats will resume Sunday. 4:00pm: Driving ban lifted! But, with the boats not running, where will we go? How about some local restaurants: Who's Open for Business on MV This Weekend? From the WMVY Facebook, "If you had trouble streaming MVY earlier today, give it another try. The Island is getting back on track. Internet seems…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
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