Blizzard bears down on Martha's Vineyard

Steamship Authority anticipates travel disruptions.

Surf pounded the Inkwell in Oak Bluffs. –Jamie Stringfellow

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning on Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm.

Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and much of southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod could see heavy snow and blizzard conditions. Snowfall could total 18 inches.

Snowfall will be heavy at times Thursday afternoon —falling at the rate of two to three inches per hour — before tapering off in the evening.

A north wind will blow at 25 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph.

The Steamship Authority anticipates ferry delays and cancellations and advises travelers to check their website for further updates:

To make or modify a reservation please call 508.477.8600, online at, or visit one of the terminals.

For additional storm information, visit