Ferry Service Cancelled After Dorian Brings High Winds

Steamship authority Hurricane Dorian

(Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hurricane Dorian passed off the coast of New England Saturday morning, bringing tropical force winds and rain to Cape Cod.

 

The Steamship Authority cancelled ferry service between Cape Cod and the islands due to high winds and rough seas Saturday morning due to the hurricane.

“It really depends on what we’re seeing out there in the sound. It’s a long trip, especially to Nantucket. Safety is our number one concern and priority," Steamship Authority Communications Director Sean Driscoll said.

The Oak Bluffs terminal closed for the day on Saturday, with trips being diverted to Vineyard Haven. All trips for the M/V Iyanough have been cancelled. Trips on the Nantucket route and the Vineyard route were also cancelled, and "more are likely but are being made on a trip-by-trip basis," accoridng to MEMA.

A tropical storm warning for the islands and Cape Cod was lifted at 11 a.m. Saturday as "Dorian is pulling away and the strong winds were diminishing. High surf and dangerous rip currents will continue to be an issue through Sunday," according to the National Weather service.

 

MEMA reports that there was some minor coastal flooding in Nantucket Harbor, and that a "High Surf Advisory remains in effect for Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties."

The storm also brought some power outages. Around noon on Saturday, most of the power outages were seen in Barnstable County.

A tree fell, crushing a car in Boston's South End on Wellington Street. Winds could be to blame, but some neighbors said the city has neglected the Japanese elms on the street.

 

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

 

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