PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the first Nor'easter of the season bearing down on Massachusetts, the South Shore took extra steps to prepare for the brunt of the storm. WBZ's James Rojas spoke with some of the locals in Plymouth to find out what needed to get tied down.
Lobstermen checked their knots and certified that boats were secure, that includes positioning them within the innermost part of Plymouth harbor.
"We double-check the lines, make sure the bilges are pumped, make sure the tanks are full," said one local named Todd. Some boats on the water needed to be taken out, said a local named Al Fletcher, he said, "We take the skiffs in- before the storm so they don't take on a lot of water. We're expecting 3 to 4 inches, so this will fill up quick- I need to take it out."
Many residents said they're ready for what's to come, prepping their homes and fastening down their Halloween decorations. One local said she didn't want to chance it and brought her 6 foot skeleton decoration inside so that it doesn't blow away in the storm. Utility crews could be seen making rounds, ready to respond to any potential power outages and downed lines from the Nor'easter's strong winds.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suspended the ferry service for both Tuesday and Wednesday. The Steamship Authority warned that high winds across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket could lead to service disruptions.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.