Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The snow on Thursday could bring in several inches of snow, strong winds and possible power outages.
The storm headed our way Wednesday night is now forecasted to drop several inches of snow, a drastic turnaround in a forecast for a storm that that had been predicted to be a “near miss” or rainstorm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch at 3:58 p.m. on Tuesday for portions of the North Shore that runs from Thursday morning through Friday morning, meaning that there is the potential for 6 or more inches of snow in a 12 hour period or 8 or more inches of snow in a 24 hour period. The watch includes much of the North Shore and southern New Hampshire except for Danvers and the immediate coastline. Instead, just a few inches are expected right along the coast. But the winter storm watch is in effect for inland areas …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Nitric acid reportedly spilled at a Water Street business on Monday, causing two businesses to be evacuated.
Two businesses along Water Street in the Danversport neighborhood were evauated after a nitric acid spill on Monday afternoon. There were no known injuries. The Danvers Fire Department and Danvers Police Department reponded to Doe & Ingalls at 125 Water St. at about 1:40 p.m. A spill of eight gallons of nitric acid reportedly happened on the first floor of the business. At about 2 p.m., the Fire Department said it had the spill contained. Neighboring Harvey Industries plus the offices in the Doe & Ingalls building were both evauacted. Water Street remained open to traffic.
Friday, November 16, 2012
High tides and northeast wind could cause minor flooding along the water on Friday.
A coastal flood advisory is has been issued on Friday for waterfront properties because of astronomically high tides. “Some minor coastal flooding is possible with the late morning high tide cycle today,” the National Weather Service said when it issued its advisory on Friday morning. The advisory runs from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Friday. The unusually high tide combined with a “north and northeast flow” off shore could cause “another round of minor coastal flooding with this astronomical high tide.” High tide is Danvers is at 12:22 p.m. The impact on Friday are likely to be a little less than Thursday, the weather service said, because the winds will be slightly less and the tide slightly lower. Nonetheless, “locally prone locations may …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Some Danvers boaters took their boat out of the water on Friday, others were waiting for Saturday and other are going to keep their boat in the water.
Some Danvers boaters pulled their boat from the water on Friday, while others were waiting for the weekend or were hoping the sheltered confines on Danvers' rivers will help them weather Hurricane Sandy. Bill Reid of Danvers said he had planned to take the boat out about now, but the approaching storm was added motivation. "The storm is somewhat of a coincidence," he said as he waited to put his 21 foot center console boat on its trailer on Friday at Pope's Landing with his wife Nicole and son Jackson, 9. While the marinas in Danvers are much more protected than other areas along the North Shore coast, Nicole Reid said she was still surprised at how many boats were still in a slip, tied to a float or on a mooring at around dinnertime on …