Batten Down the Hatches

The now named storm, “Hercules’, is ramping up and its all down hill for the next 24 hrs. Here is a Press Release from the Dennis Police Dept.

PRESS RELEASE
DENNIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
90 Bob Crowell Rd., South Dennis, MA. 02660
Business: (508) 394-1315
Direct: 774-352-1452

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:    January 2, 2014

CONTACT:    Captain William M. Monahan

SUBJECT:    Winter Storm Advisory

The Cape is gearing up for its first winter snow storm of 2014.  Weather reports indicate that the heaviest snowfalls will occur late Thursday afternoon and continue through the night into Friday morning. Blizzard conditions (visibility below ¼ mile for 3 hours with minimum winds of 35 MPH) will occur after sunset on Thursday and are expected to last overnight into the early morning hours on Friday.  Snow accumulation is expected to be at least 12” in the mid-Cape area with higher totals as you travel towards the upper Cape.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the 20’s and lower 30’s today but dipping overnight to the mid-to lower 20’s and could drop into the teens and single digits on Friday day and overnight into Saturday.

Although the snow is expected to be the drier-fluffier variety, it may at times create larger snow drifts due to gusting winds.

Motorists are asked to stay off the roads during this period to allow for maximum effectiveness of road clearing operations.

A parking ban has gone into effect for the Town of Dennis beginning at 8:00am on Thursday morning January 2, 2014 through Monday morning January 6, 2014.  No on street parking of motor vehicles will be allowed during this time period.  Offending vehicles will be cited and towed.

All are reminded to treat all downed utility lines as if they are electrified, reporting these conditions to their local police or fire departments.  In Dennis they can call 508-394-1313 to report these conditions.

Although widespread power outages are not expected isolated outages can be reported to N-Star at their customer service center 1-800-592-2000.

Those in need of shelter due to power outage or no-heat issues can contact their local police or fire department.  In Dennis the contact number is 508-394-1313.