The winter storm that arrived on the Vineyard overnight will linger through the late morning bringing more snow and high winds, the National Weather Service in Taunton said early Wednesday morning.
The storm brought light, dry snow left in drifts by the wind. Six inches of snow was reported at the National Weather Service cooperative station in Edgartown. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were reported at the Steamship Authority terminal.
Schools and most government buildings are closed Wednesday and Steamship Authority service was suspended Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The 10:45 a.m. boat from Vineyard Haven was scheduled to run, though other trips remain cancelled. For updates, visit the Steamship Authority website.
A blizzard warning remains in effect for the Cape and Islands until 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with high winds and an additional two to four inches of snow expected before conditions improve.
The storm will leave cold weather in its wake, with temperatures expected to drop to eight degrees Wednesday night.
Other Wednesday closures include public libraries, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the Edgartown courthouse, and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club.
The Chappaquiddick Ferry was operating again. Runways at Martha’s Vineyard Airport are open
Snowplow crews worked through the night to clear roads. Dukes County emergency manager Chuck Cotnoir said reports indicate most major roads are plowed, but drivers should use caution.
Vineyard Transit Authority also suspended morning bus service, with some routes beginning service again at 11 a.m. For information about specific routes, visit the transit authority’s website.
Peter Pan Bus Lines has cancelled service between Woods Hole and Boston and Providence and Cape Cod on Wednesday.
Several businesses reported they will open late Wednesday.