Gloucester’s February 2nd Nor’easter brought rain, high winds, and area flooding. Both Nautilus Road and Atlantic Road were temporarily closed at high tide due to over wash. The waves along the back shore were tremendous!!
Notice in the above photos of Good Harbor Beach the water that surrounds the dune. When the parking lot is flooded and the water comes right up to the base of the dune, you can see how the dune is really just a very narrow slip of land. One super powerful storm could reclaim Good Harbor Beach and turn the entire area into a marsh.
New beach parking restrictions are being implemented by the Mayor’s office. These restrictions include Witham Street, Nautilus Road, Eastern Point Road (the road that runs along Niles Beach) and the neighborhood roads around Wingaersheek Beach.
Barricades were placed today in several locations and we imagine more will be forthcoming.
Niles Beach Eastern Point Road is clearly barricaded and marked
No barriers yet on Nautilus Road (we expect they are coming)
No barriers yet on Witham Street
New barriers at the corner of Witham and 127A
Walk-ons allowed and bike stand still in place at Good Harbor Beach
Good Harbor Beach this afternoon, in and out of storms