BREAKING: EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE ROAD WASHED AWAY AND PARKING LOT LITTERED WITH STORM SURGE DEBRIS; DO NOT DRIVE DOWN, NOWHERE TO TURN AROUND! #GLOUCESTERMA NOR’EASTER RILEY

It appears as though the Eastern Point Lighthouse parking lot and road were hit with surges from both the harbor side and from the Atlantic, washing away the road and leaving the area littered with surge debris, mostly rocks, seaweed, and seagrass. The storm drain, which formerly ran under the road, is now completely exposed. At low tide early this evening, the marsh was still completely flooded.

If you are planning on checking on the EPLighthouse, park your car and walk. Several folks got stuck as there is nowhere to turn around under the current conditions.

Flooded marsh

Storm clouds lifting

4 thoughts on “BREAKING: EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE ROAD WASHED AWAY AND PARKING LOT LITTERED WITH STORM SURGE DEBRIS; DO NOT DRIVE DOWN, NOWHERE TO TURN AROUND! #GLOUCESTERMA NOR’EASTER RILEY

  1. I looks like the culvert is not clogged; so that’s good. Amazing to see the wall still stands. Thanks for venturing out there to document the damage – and for posting the news! Be careful out there.

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  2. Great coverage. As a frequent visitor to Gloucester have been following developments from my warm and dry living room in Manhattan and really appreciate what you have been doing.

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  3. Very painful to see this those who have lived and walked the paths of storms know how the spirit and heart feel after! Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire community and knowing the hardy folks there will rebound have been for centuries now! What is so special about this community! Dave & Kim

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