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Marblehead Weathering the Storm

Officials have their eyes on high tide at noon and extreme cold.

Patch file photo from Thursday, Jan. 2
Patch file photo from Thursday, Jan. 2

Word from DPW and the Water and Sewer Department this morning is that the town is holding up well through Hercules.

So far, it looks like the town received in the neighborhood 10-15 inches of snow, depending on the location.

A few tests lie ahead, with the astronomical high tide at noon and the even colder temperatures expected Friday night.

DPW Assistant Director Arthur Graves said crews have been plowing since 9 a.m. Thursday.

The assistant director has asked that residents stay clear of the streets so crews can continue to safely plow.

Also, the dpeartment asks tht resident not place their Christmas trees curbside until after the storm and plowing is finished.

The causeway remained opened through last night's high tide but the department will have its eyes on the upcoming tide at noon.

Water and Sewer Department Assistant Superintendent Brad Perron said the water and sewer facilities have been holding out.

Temperatures are expected to get even colder Friday night, in the negative numbers.

The department has a recommendation for residents who have had problems with freezing pipes. They recommend that these residents let their water faucets trickle water to help prevent freezing.

Here is a link to the department's information on freezing pipes.

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