Nor'easter leaves little evidence as mercury rises
To paraphrase Mark Twain: if you didn’t like the weather Tuesday morning, just wait a few hours.
A late winter nor’easter briefly roared through town with snow and high winds, knocking down power lines and causing a slew of minor crashes, including one roll over on Fearing Hill Road. The driver was removed from the car and taken to Tobey Hospital for treatment.
By early evening, the mercury climbed into the mid-40s and the morning squall was a memory with nothing left of the snow but puddles.
On Sunday, the National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch and high wind advisory. Snow predictions were all over the map with some forecasters calling for close to a foot of snow while others said 2 inches would fall, tops.
During the storm, driving was treacherous at times as heavy winds led to poor visibility and snow-covered roads. According to Eversource, during the height of the storm 7 percent of Wareham customers were without power.
Eversource crews were kept busy responding to several calls for downed wires and one transformer that caught fire on Indian Neck Road. By 5:45 p.m., only 29 Wareham customers were still without power.
Around late afternoon, the winds died down and the temperature went up, doing a better job of clearing the roads then any number of snowplows.