Marblehead causeway may close as soon as 3:30 p.m.; other roads may shut, too

Due to the expected tidal surge from Tuesday’s nor’easter, the causeway will be closed to all traffic at some point in the afternoon, perhaps as early as 3:30 p.m., the Marblehead Police Department announced on its Facebook page.

The post continued that the causeway could be closed until up to 6:30 p.m. or slightly longer due to cleanup efforts.

“The debris on the causeway makes it unsafe for passage during the tidal surge,” the police department stated. “Onlookers should stay away from the causeway for their own safety and follow instructions of first responders throughout town.”

The town will also be conducting intermittent road closures in various areas, particularly around the period of high tides over the next two days, according to Marblehead Police.

These areas include all town beaches and Preston Beach in Swampscott. Parts of Front Street, Ocean Avenue, Harbor Avenue and Beacon Street are also prone to flooding, the police noted.

“You should alter any plans accordingly due to these closures,” MPD recommended.

Once the closures are in place, vehicles will not be allowed to pass.

“These efforts are implemented for the public’s safety and dictated by often unpredictable weather conditions,” the MPD noted.

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