Julia Wells
Ferry cancellations and beach closures were widespread Friday as the remnants of tropical storm Elsa lashed Martha’s Vineyard with gusty winds and pelting rain.
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Weather watchers were keeping an eye on a winter storm moving through the mid-Atlantic Monday that was expected to bring snow to the Island. Only small accumulations were forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton, with predictions for two to four inches of snow.

2021

Ferry cancellations and beach closures were widespread Friday as the remnants of tropical storm Elsa lashed Martha’s Vineyard with gusty winds and pelting rain.
The Sunday snowstorm on the Island led to a bevy of minor traffic accidents, downed trees and scattered power outages, but no major incidents, public safety officials said.
Erosion on the Island’s coastline — a process as old and familiar as the Island itself — has accelerated to a point of critical concern this winter, battering South Beach, flattening dunes in Katama, flooding key intersections and roadways and crumbling cliffs at Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket.
Extreme high tides and storm surge flooding inundated the south side of the Island on Tuesday, washing over coastal dunes, forcing road closures and eroding oversand trails.
The fierce northeast winter storm bearing down on New England Monday lashed the Vineyard with high winds, sleet and moderate snowfall throughout the day. The storm, which brought blizzard conditions on the mainland, saw increasing intensity by nightfall.,

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