Marshfield braces for rough surf and high tide

Along the South Shore, towns prepared for high tide Saturday night as the storm moved through.

In Marshfield, residents said they are hoping the storm is not a repeat of last year’s. New sea walls are standing along the shore to replace the ones destroyed in last year’s storm.

Strong winds were another problem. The National Weather Service reported a 70 mile per hour gust at the Marshfield Municipal Airport. Winds brought down power lines and at one point, more than 1,000 were without electricity.

Marshfield Emergency Management officials said they are expecting some minor flooding Saturday night after high tide hits and spills over the sea walls. Officials said that flooding could be worse Sunday.

Roads have been pre-treated by the Department of Public Works to stay ahead of the weather.

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