Storm brings cancellations, minor outages

The Steamship Authority is warning travelers about potential cancellations. —Eunki Seonwoo

Updated Feb. 28

The stormy weather on Wednesday morning forced the Steamship Authority to cancel several trips. 

The cancellations for the Vineyard route began earlier than anticipated. Originally, the ferry service said that cancellations could begin midday on Wednesday on the Vineyard route, but several morning ferries were canceled in the morning; for Nantucket, cancellations were expected all of Wednesday and into Thursday.

Meantime, Eversource reported only a few people in the Makonikey area lost power on the Vineyard on Wednesday morning. Power has since been restored.

The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory for Wednesday and Thursday in Dukes and Nantucket counties, forecasting that winds would reach 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 miles per hour. 

As of 6 am, the weather service reported the highest wind gust recorded on the Vineyard was 47 miles per hour.

The Vineyard was also forecasted to receive up to 3-quarters-of-an-inch of rain.