Schools cancelled, roads blocked in the tri-town

Oct 30, 2017
Photo by: Tanner Harding A mangled power line on Main Street in Mattapoisett.

Officials are reporting widespread damage across Marion, Rochester and Mattapoisett following heavy winds Sunday night into Monday morning. Drivers are advised to use caution.

Eversource's website is reporting that about half of all power outages in Rochester and Marion, as well as a third of power outages in Mattapoisett, have been repaired. As of 8:30 a.m., 1,622 residents of Rochester were without power, according to Eversource. 1,684 residents of Marion and 1,292 residents in Mattapoisett are in the same situation.

All schools in the Old Rochester Regional School District are closed, as is Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Tri-town maintenance departments are working to clear debris scattered across roads. Trees have been reported as downed in all three towns. Power lines in Rochester have also been downed.

In Mattapoisett, the area of North Street from Crystal Spring to the Rochester border, according to the Mattapoisett Fire Department. Drivers are being told to stay away from the area.

Further road blocks are likely, according to officials.

Sippican Week is currently gathering information on Sunday night's storm. For further updates, please visit

(Courtesy of: Mattapoisett Fire Department)
A large tree branch fell in front of Marion's Music Hall. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
This car in Rochester was millimeters from some serious damage. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
The normally calm harbor waters thrash against the Harbormaster boat at Mattapoisett Town Wharf. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Luckily the wall near Mattapoisett Town Beach was there to catch this portable toilet when it fell. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
A rainbow shines through in Mattapoisett after the worst of the storm was over. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
A broken telephone pole pulls a wire down over Route 6 in Mattapoisett, near Turk's. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
A car drives through the Route 6 and Point Road intersection under a darkened traffic light. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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