Flag at Half Staff
Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately, today February 22, 2018, until the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts State Representative Peter Kocot (1st Hampshire District of Northampton, MA), who passed away on February 22, 2018. Additional details surrounding the date of interment will be provided once received by the Governor’s Office.
Plymouth Police Academy - Reserve Intermittent Basic Academy, Class 18-01
Wellfleet PD was on hand to congratulate the graduating class today at Plymouth North High School. Class 18-01 started with 52 recruits, several months later with over 400 training hours the class graduated 48 from 24 sponsoring agencies (cape departments of Wellfleet & Yarmouth).
(L to R: Sam Hammond, Chief Ron Fisette, Kayla Ryan)
Wellfleet Police Station Renovation Project
Our project is moving along. While many have been following the progress on the outside, we thought we would provide a glimpse inside the main level.
Rough inspections of the electrical, plumbing, fire suppression and the mechanicals have been done. We are in the process of hanging the interior wall.
Flag at Half Staff:
Please be advised that as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetuated on February 14, 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and in accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings immediately and remain so until sunset, Monday February 19, 2018.
Wellfleet PD is very happy that Rigger was found in the marsh after being outside overnight. Rigger got free from his residence and didn’t return. Attempts to locate Rigger overnight weren’t successful. Wellfleet ACO was able to locate Rigger in the daylight stuck in the marsh. Wellfleet ACO and Officers worked together and was able to get Rigger to safety.
After being evaluated by our local vet, Rigger was returned to his home some safe and sound.
Thanks to all for your assistance.
Good news Wellfleet ACO found "rigger " 11 year old yellow lab laying in the marsh .ACO carried rigger to cruiser to warm him up and transported to Ark Angel for evaluation."Rigger' is now at home safe and warm .Lucky he made it through the night in the cold.
Traffic Alert - Road Closure
The dirt portion of Bound Brook Island Road will be closed on Tuesday (2/13/18) for the day to allow the DPW to do road maintenance. They will be cutting and chipping trees along the road. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
While we don’t expect a large snow fall for the upcoming storm on Wednesday, power outages is always a concern. Eversource offers texting option to report power outages and status updates.
To register your phone with your home account, you will need your 11 digit account number.
Have you signed up for our two-way texting feature? With winter weather 🌨️ on the way tomorrow, now might be a good time! You can report an outage and receive ...outage updates through this service. To register, text “REG” to 23129. If the power goes out, simply text “OUT” to that number and “STAT” to the same number for updates. Don’t forget to add the outage text number to your contacts for quick, easy access. It’s also a good idea to keep our # handy in your phone too: 1-800-592-2000 in Eastern Mass and 1-877-659-6326 in Western Mass. We’re here when you need us.
Wellfleet’s Community Forum - cancelled for tonight
The Wellfleet’s Community Forum, The State of Wellfleet has been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm at the Council on Aging.
Winter Weather and Wind Advisory
The following Advisories is in effect for our area. Please follow your favorite weather stations for up to date information.
Wellfleet Transfer Station may have a delayed start on Tuesday to put more personnel on snow clearing and treatment duties. Will update once we know more....
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME TUESDAY, WHAT,Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. Large tree branches may also fall. WHERE,Barnstable MA, Dukes MA, and Nantucket MA Counties. WHEN,Until 10 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME Tuesday. ADDITIONAL DETAILS,Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times as well as slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS, A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 P.M. THIS EVENING TO 8 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME TUESDAY, Location,Southeast Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod. Winds,North 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Timing,Winds increasing this evening and continuing through Tuesday morning. Strongest winds expected from late this evening through around 6 A.M. Tuesday morning. Impacts,A few weakened trees may be knocked down as well as the risk for isolated power outages. PRECAUTIONARY PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS, A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph are expected, with gusts between 46 to 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Traffic Alert form our friends at Provincetown PD, for those who may venture out along Route 6.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Route 6 over night road closures will take place over the next two weeks inOrleans, Br...ewster, Harwich and Dennis.
Crews will be repairing the damaged or missing median delineators.
The work this week is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 25, with Route 6 lanes being closed at 8 p.m., January 25, between Exit 11 in Harwich and Exit 12 in Orleans and all lanes in this section reopening at 2:30 a.m., Friday, January 26.
After January 26, subsequent closures of Route 6 between Exits 9 and 10, Exits 10 and 11, or between Exit 12 and the Orleans Rotary will be necessary to continue repairing or replacing median delineators.
What’s a delineator you ask?
It’s those floppy reflective plastic stanchions separating the lane along Route #6 from the Orleans Rotary to just before exit 9A/B.