Written by Jen Finn
As Massachusetts braces for a blizzard, coastal communities from Provincetown to Plum Island plan to close roads, deploy emergency vehicles, and open shelters to keep residents safe amid forecasts of surging seas and high winds.
Up and down the coast on Thursday commercial fishermen hauled in lobster traps and tied up boats in anticipation of as much as 3 feet of snow blanketing parts of Massachusetts.
“It looks like it will be nasty,” said Chuck Parisi, 60, who was stacking yellow, vinyl-coated lobster traps on land near Gloucester Harbor. “Once this area gets filled up with snow, it’s harder to store your traps.”
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