High wind warning, coastal flood advisory for Marblehead as storm moves in

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for eastern Essex County, including Marblehead, from Tuesday 8 a.m. to Wednesday 8 a.m. North winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph.

“Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines,” reads the NWS warning. “Risk for power outages. Travel will be difficult.

The NWS has also issued a coastal flood advisory for Wednesday 3 a.m. to 8 a.m., forecasting “flooding of lots, parks and roads with only isolated road closures expected.” There is also a winter weather advisory for the area, with one to five inches of snow possible.

The Marblehead Police Department posted advice to its Facebook page.

“You will need to secure property that could be blown about in the wind and if the the storm tide becomes dangerous the Causeway may have to be closed for periods of time due to flying debris,” the post reads. “Police, Fire, Harbormaster, Electric Light, Highway and the schools are coordinating an emergency response as needed. Don’t hesitate to contact MPD for wires down, trees down or other hazardous conditions. Do not touch any downed wires.”

Stay with the Current as the storm progresses.

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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