Jul 26, 2014

A Look Back at The Blizzard of 2013 in Marblehead

The Blizzard of 2013 may not have caused widespread power outages but it produced high winds, high waves and giant snow drifts in Marblehead.

A Look Back at The Blizzard of 2013 in Marblehead A Look Back at The Blizzard of 2013 in Marblehead

Between Friday evening and late Saturday morning, The Blizzard of 2013 dumped nearly two feet of snow on Marblehead and sent huge waves slamming into the local shoreline.

Despite the 20 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 50 mph, there were very few reported power outages in town and many local businesses were able to open to customers early Sunday morning.

There were few reported weather-related car accidents in Marblehead. Gov. Deval Patrick a statewide driving ban beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, which prompted quite the discussion among our readers.

Plow drivers working to clear the roads through the center of town Friday night were operating in near white-out conditions and snow was falling at a rate of two to three inches per hour at times. Click Here to watch a video we shot on the streets of Marblehead Friday night.

When Marblehead residents opened their windows Saturday morning, they were greeted by high snow drifts and the potential for coastal flooding during the 9:59 a.m. high tide. 

Many local residents gathered near The Barnacle Restaurant on Front Street to watch the storm surge come ashore. Click Here to watch reader-submitted videos of Saturday morning's high tide.

Cross-country skiers, snow-shoers and sledders were out and about on local streets by mid-morning and roads were passable by the time the statewide parking ban was lifted at 4 p.m.

Click Here to check out some amazing user-submitted photos and videos from the storm.

Local residents are being encouraged to clear their sidewalks and any fire hydrants near their homes. You should also make time to look around the outside of your home to make sure your vents aren't blocked by snow.

There's rain in the forecast, so Click Here for tips on how to minimize the risk of over-stressing a roof due to accumulated or drifting snow.

Do you have a story, photos or video from the storm that you'd like to share with your neighbors? Let us know in the comments section below or click the submit photos and videos button above.

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