Ferries were canceled Wednesday night and into Thursday morning as the Island hunkered down during a storm that brought 50-plus mile per hour winds. 

Five Corners, as per usual, was inundated. — Tim Johnson

The Steamship Authority called off several trips and warned that it would be deciding on crossings on a trip by trip basis. The Chappy Ferry also shut down morning service, predicting it might be back up and running by noon. 

The National Weather Service reported winds up to 52 miles per hour at the airport. The speeds trailed wind speeds on the Cape and Nantucket, where gusts of up to 67 miles per hour were reported at the Nantucket Memorial Airport and 73 miles per hour in Wellfleet. 

Tisbury police said that Five Corners and spots on Beach Road had started to flood over and warned drivers to seek alternative routes.

Waves off the south shore of the Island reached just over 9 feet around 1 a.m., according to the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory.