Marshfield: Town Administrator & Selectmen Review Storm Damage and Seawall Issues

Marshfield Town Administrator Mike Maresco delivered an update regarding the impacts from the Nor’easter before the town’s board of selectmen, including a multitude of seawall problems.

“There are a number of breaches on Ocean Street in the seawall. There are multiple breaches today on the Bay Avenue seawall. As we speak, we’re having emergency repairs done by Northern Construction. They are banging steel plates in on the breach – the seawall broke into like five pieces on the Duxbury end of the Bay Avenue seawall.

Seawall Breach Tuesday

Seawall Breach Tuesday

Also the seawall from 50 towards the harbor – there are potential breaches – the seawall and the foundation have come apart, so we’ll have to look at doing emergency repairs,” Maresco exclaimed.

Maresco said there’s lots of other impacts from the storm as well.

“Thousands of trees, in case people didn’t know – were down across the town. Twenty five to thirty telephone poles were down. Brant Rock during the storm was under three and a half feet of water. Roadways and sidewalks washed out. Bay Avenue was under water. Bay Street was under three and a half feet of water. Two buildings in the industrial park – their roofs separated from the walls, so that was a danger. We had a fire on Naomi Street – no casualties.”

Over 12,000 people lost power in town during the height of the storm.

Brant Rock Photo Credit: Marshfield Police on Twitter

Brant Rock Photo Credit: Marshfield Police on Twitter


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.