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Winter Storm: Swampscott Information Center

Stay up to date with the latest on Friday's winter storm and flooding.

6:58 a.m. — Two-hour delay for Swampscott schools.

7:10 a.m. — Water coming on to road in the area of 154 Puritan. Impassable.

7:30 a.m. — Reports of flooding on Humphrey by King's Beach.

7:31 a.m. — The state has parts of Lynn Shore closed off due to flooding.

7:32 a.m. — The King's Beach section of Humphrey Street is flooded. DPW is closing it.

7:57 a.m. — Report of motor vehicle stuck in the road at Redington and Rockland.

8:02 a.m. — All Bus Routes experiencing 20-25 min delays due to slippery road conditions and weather related problems. 

8:06 a.m. — Newbury/Rock 158 07:00 AM IB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to weather conditions.

8:10 a.m. — Report of silver car floating in water on Humphrey near Lynn line. The driver is reportedly safely out of the vehicle. (The driver reportedly went around saw horses, at her own peril)

8:15 a.m. — Report of flooding by Eisman's Beach.

8:17 a.m. — No school today. The delay has been cancelled. No school.

8:31 a.m. — The fire chief reports street flooding by Swampscott beaches. It is worse than yesterday but as of yet there does not appear to be flood damage at homes.

8:38 a.m. — Reports of motorists ignoring saw-horses set up at beach locations, driving around them and into water and bouncing off rocks in the road.

9 a.m. — Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed today.

12:49 p.m. — Still pretty nasty out there. If you have to go out the main roads look good. 

12:51 p.m. — Report of a manhole cover off at Salem Street.

12: 55 p.m. — Storm-tossed mud and sand heaped on the boat ramp and adjoining section of parking lot at Fisherman's Beach.

Rocks carried clear across Puritan Road from Whale's Beach.

Damage to trash can holders and other items along Lynn Shore Drive.

Also, electrical devices at the roadside took a beating in the latest storm.

Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Swampscott Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm.

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Swampscott Patch to help out your neighbors.

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  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-595-1111
  • Fire Department: 781-595-4050
  • Public Works Department:
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 
  • MBTA Swampscott station: Service updates
GeneSimmons March 08, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Nichols Street is still not plowed.


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