Marblehead Causeway closes amid storm

The Marblehead Causeway is set to close Tuesday afternoon while a nor’easter bears down on the region. Photo by Owen O'Rourke

Marblehead police took to Facebook Tuesday afternoon to alert residents to road closures as a result of a powerful nor’easter that pummeled the region.

Road closures began at 3:30 p.m., when the Causeway closed to all traffic. The town closed the Causeway to and from the neck due to expected tidal surge, police said.

“The debris on the causeway makes it unsafe for passage during the tidal surge,” the post reads. “Onlookers should stay away from the causeway for their own safety and follow instructions of first responders throughout Town.”

The town will also be implementing intermittent road closures in various areas, particularly around the period of high tides over the next two days. The closed areas include all town beaches and Preston Beach in Swampscott. Parts of Front Street, Ocean Avenue, Harbor Avenue, and Beacon Street are also prone to flooding.