An early November storm left behind severe erosion on Chappaquiddick beaches, which have been closed to over-sand vehicle traffic.

“We had high winds sustained for 48 hours or more, so I’m not surprised that the north shore of Chappy and the rest of the Island really took a beating,” Trustees of Reservations Vineyard Superintendent Chris Kennedy told the Gazette.

Mr. Kennedy said the storm on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 caused significant erosion on east and north facing beaches on Chappaquiddick. Rangers have been out on the beaches every day to monitor the situation, he said, and he thought that a few days of wind blowing out of the southwest should bring enough sand to reopen the beaches. For now, they are closed to over-sand vehicle traffic.

“We’re hoping that this is just very temporary,” he said. “We are looking at it every single day.” He said spots at Leland Beach are getting close to opening, and he thought the beaches could begin to open in the next few days.

All interior trails are still open, he said.

At Wasque, no upland was lost but the storm did take out some sections of the beach that had accreted over the summer, Mr. Kennedy said, adding that the breach between Norton Point and Wasque is still fairly large.

Meanwhile, the storm also caused damage to the North Neck of Chappaquiddick, where staircases leading down to the beach were seen mangled and in disrepair this week.

For updates about Chappaquiddick beach closures from the Trustees, check the Trustees Facebook page or call the beach information line at 508-627-8390.