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Cape Cod Snowstorm 12/26-27/2004

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Holiday Storm

December 28, 2004

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Chatham Coast Guard Station's lighthouse illuminates the beginning's of Sunday's snow storm, a snow and rain mix whipped by high winds. The storm worsened overnight, dumping up to 18 inches of snow and leaving some 25,000 Cape Cod residents without power.

(Paul Blackmore/Cape Cod Times)

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Thiago Reis of Hyannis digs himself out of a snow bank along West Main Street in front of Barnstable High School after another driver cut him off early Monday. Driving was treacherous over the hardening packs of snow, leading to many fenderbenders but no major accidents.

(Kevin Mingora/Cape Cod Times)

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A snowdrift blocks the front door at the Grew home on Antico Lane in Centerville Monday morning. Win gusts that reached as high as 55 mph plastered houses and streetlights and whipped up drifts three to four-feet high.

(Kevin Mingora/Cape Cod Times)

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A line of cars makes their way through very low hanging trees along Race Lane in Marstons Mills. Those who dug out after the surprise storm were rewarded with treacherous roads and beautiful views.

(Arnold Miller/Cape Cod Times)

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Heavy snow build-up on the wires have caused many wires to break or sag. Coated tree limbs also snapped, often short-circuiting powerlines. Utility crews worked two nights in a row in frigid, windy conditions, to restore power.

(Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times)

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A 40-foot pine tree rests on the roof of Michael Glasheen's house on Pitcher's Way in Hyannis. Three trees crashed onto the house around 10:30 p.m. Sunday during the winter storm.

(Kevin Mingora/Cape Cod Times)

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Bill Galin helps his father clear the sidewalk and driveway at North Side Nursery in Yarmouth Port as he wrestles the snowplow through the snowbanks.

(Paul Blackmore/Cape Cod Times)

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A plow moves along Route 149 in the the center of Marstons Mills early Monday, clearing more than 15 inches of snow.

(Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times)

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A tractor sits covered in snow in Mystic Lake in Marstons Mills. The tractor was pumping water to a nearby cranberry bog across Race Lane.

(Kevin Mingora/Cape Cod Times)

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Jack Arnheiter, 6, of Sanabel, Fla. and Falmouth lets loose with a snowball on his unsuspecting sister Maxine, 4, as they follow their father around Mashpee Commons.

(Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times)

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David Danao of Hyannis strolls down Main Street in the road because the snow drifts blocked the sidewalks.

(Kevin Mingora/Cape Cod Times)

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A shoveler from Provincetown walks on Commercial Street Monday afternoon.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

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A smiley face looms from a snow-plastered garage near Fort Hill in Eastham Monday afternoon.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

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Robert Slesinski of Mashpee heads into a snow-covered Mashpee Commons florist to get flowers for his mother's birthday Monday morning. The back door was open but nobody was there as a massive storm closed town offices, banks, and many other businesses.

(Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times)

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A brief appearance by the sun Monday afternoon sparkles ice on the side of a cottage in North Truro.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

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Dan McDowell, subcontracting for Dennis Public Works, plows a bike path paralleling Bass River Road Tuesday.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

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Icicles hang from a Dennis roof as a tree casts a shadow across the house.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

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Paul Prue of Dennis walks from the Prue Foundry in Dennis near ice-encrusted branches Tuesday.

(Vincent DeWitt/Cape Cod Times)

Photos from The Cape Cod Times

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