Updated 4:05 pm
Roads were closed, beaches breached on Chappy, concern about flooding at an apartment complex for the elderly in Tisbury reached new heights.
“The DPW will continue to monitor the drainage basin,” town administrator Jay Grande wrote in an email. “Ray Tattersall has a plan to implement to address the drainage, if for some reason the water continues to rise. At this point, they are hopeful the heaviest rain has past. They will continue to monitor.”
Lagoon Pond Road in Tisbury was closed most of the morning.
Beach Road in front of The Times building was difficult to pass through because of the flooding, as well.
Cape Poge breached in several locations. Cape Poge Light and The Gut are impassable, according to a text alert from Edgartown. The Bayside trail to Chappy from the left fork is closed until the tide changes at around 6 pm, according to another alert.
The state’s Division of Marine Fisheries has closed the ponds due to “Michael’s” rainfall… Look at the town of Tisbury’s Shellfish Dept. page for more details. The beds are expected to reopen on Monday Oct. 15. https://www.tisburyma.gov/shel
Meanwhile, the Steamship Authority has issued a travel alert. “The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for October 12, 2018, from 8 am until 5 pm.
For additional information please refer to www.weather.gov.
The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check its website for further updates.
To make or modify a reservation please call 508.477.8600, online at www.steamshipauthority.com, or visit one of the terminals.
The Steamship Authority is also diverting ferries from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven.
MV NANTUCKET from Woods Hole 9:30 am
MV NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 10:45 am
MV KATAMA from Woods Hole 11:05 am
MV NANTUCKET from Woods Hole 12 pm
MV KATAMA to Woods Hole 12:20 pm
MV NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 1:15 pm
MV KATAMA from Woods Hole 1:35 pm
MV KATAMA to Woods Hole 2:50 pm
MV NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 3:45 pm
MV KATAMA from Woods Hole 4:05 pm
MV KATAMA to Woods Hole 5:20 pm
Updated with more diversions and information on beach closings from Edgartown. -Ed.