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Storm damage in Scituate, Hingham, Duxbury, Marshfield, and Weymouth

Posted by Your Town  February 9, 2013 04:53 PM

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A seawall breached in Scituate Saturday morning amid a lacerating nor’easter that kept pounding, dusk to dawn. Water poured onto Ocean Avenue and surrounding streets, spurring frantic calls from residents pleading for evacuation.

Town officials planned a 5 pm news conference to update the media on the damage from the snow storm. Here is a Globe video of high tides in Scituate, Plymouth and Hull.

Around the south shore, images and reports continued to come in regarding damage from the storm surge.

This video posted Saturday morning by Michael Page shows high tide coastal flooding in Hingham. Page reports by Twitter that Hingham received about 19-inches.

Scituate police sent this photo of a tree down to Your Town Correspondent Jessica Bartlett. You can follow Jessica's coverage on Twitter @jessmayb3.

According to Twitter reports collected by Bartlett Saturday morning, Duxbury is about 90% without power, many roads are impassable and it will be several days until full restoration. A couple hundred people in Hingham are without power. Power was out in Weymouth in the morning, but was later restored.

"Post island road in #Quincy doesn't have water in roads but marsh is full. In the meantime, folks having snow parties,'' Bartlett tweeted around 11 am Saturday.

The Globe's Metro Desk blog reported that more than 2,000 members of the National Guard have been mobilized and many are stationed in communities from Hull to Sandwich, evacuating residents or getting in position in case they need to do so.

“The surge and the flooding there is definitely an issue for us,” said Major General L. Scott Rice, commander of the Massachusetts National Guard. “We’re getting our high-water vehicles out there and in place to start moving people out of there.”

National Guardsmen were already helping to evacuate Hull, where officials had encouraged residents to leave; they are now moving to Marshfield, Scituate, and Weymouth, and Salisbury.

Here is our story posted last night. Globe reporter Akilah Johnson can be followed on Twitter @akjohnson1922.

Go to the homepage for more updates.

"This has been a top 10 storm for many people and the biggest snowstorm ever in terms of snow totals for others. Portland, ME set a new all-time snow total record,'' Weather Wisdom blogger David Epstein wrote in a post that lists snow fall totals for the region.

Meanwhile, the AP reports that the U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery and will keep post offices closed in all six New England states because of the blizzard that has dumped more than 2 feet of snow throughout the region.

Here's a Hingham photo Tweeted by Michael Page of


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