NEWBURYPORT, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Cleanup has begun for residents on Plum Island after Thursday's storm. The wind is still a challenge for residents.
Crews were using a bulldozer and plows to push back the snow and ice which settled on the island's center which shut down access to the Plum Island Turnpike.
"Nobody could get out...it was all solid ice," said Craig Smith a resident who hunkered down the road during the storm.
"The wind was ferocious, it was horrible, the whole house was shaking,"
Although the storm has passed, the wind is still howling making it difficult for people to be outside cleaning up
Craig Smith was all bundled, up, while snow blowing his driveway.
While Shoveling snow can be quite a workout, but icy winds here can take your breath away.
All the snow that accumulated is not light and fluffy. Dan Larue was shoveling outside his front door.
"It's pretty dry but wind packed....the snow blower was having a bit of difficulty," Larue said.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Bernice Corpuz reports.