MARSHFIELD, MA (WBZ-AM) – One week after the first of two back-to-back nor'easters pummeled the south shore, the roads are all re-opened in Marshfield but -- there is still plenty of work to do
Mitch Haddad is no stranger to the beatings storms can deliver to the friendly, picturesque Brant rock section of Marshfield.
He's moved his Ocean Cafe way back and up over sea level and can still be caught in the kind of damaged inflicted in the last several days. but, its getting better.
Town Administrator Michael Maresco says many of the seawalls here are 70 to 90 years old.
In the last few years. breaches have forced the replacement of many of them. and, this year will be no different.
The costs of that work plus all the emergency repairs are still being tallied in hopes of help from the state and federal government
Maresco says another 500 to 1000 feet of new seawall will have to be built this year after a significant portion of the old wall collapsed. but, before second storm.
They managed to get steel plates installed to minimize further damage to homes and businesses.
The seawall work will continue for years to come and expects to be ready for the high season.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Lana Jones reports.