Small town frozen over in icy hell after blizzard floodwaters ravage New England coastline

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By RYAN GORMAN

Flood waters that ravaged a tiny coastal Massachusetts town during this week's blizzard have frozen over to leave the village encrusted in a thick layer of sea ice.

The Nor'Easter that dumped more than two feet of snow on metro Boston left Scituate, about 30 miles southeast, in shambles amid a tide of sea water that has since become a skating rink.

Floodwaters as high as eight-feet, according to the Boston Herald, surged into the town as massive waves pummeled its coastline.

Just under two-dozen residents have been displaced from their damaged homes and hundreds are still without power, according to the Herald, but the main story emerging from Scituate is the frozen-over salt water that is now encasing homes and vehicles.

Temperatures in the resort town have been plunging into the low 20s at night while barely clawing into the 30s during the day, according to historical data from Weather Underground.

This has left the seawater, which normally does not freeze, frozen solid.

Many houses have been destroyed, including one owned by Tim Mannix, who lives in Marshfield, the town directly south of Scituate.

The old salt's face was split open when a wave crashed through the window of his seaside home. Several stitches now stretch up his nose and over his left eye.

Boston and eastern Long Island appear to have received the most snow from the blizzard, but those locations are largely on their way to fully recovering from the massive storm.

About 230 people remain without power after hurricane-force winds tore down utility poles and electrical boxes as the storm roared up the New England coast, according to the Herald.

Scituate High School has been converted into a shelter, but that is expected to soon close.

Six of the town's roads have been completely wiped out, a local official told the paper, adding that it may cost upwards of $300,000 to fix them.

A state of emergency remains in effect.

Several Areas of Scituate Damaged During Blizzard
Several Areas of Scituate Damaged During Blizzard


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