DENNIS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Wednesday's storm that brought heavy snow and high winds to the Cape has also caused power outages and cracked utility poles in some areas.
As of Wednesday at 11 a.m., NStar reported close to 10,000 customers in Plymouth, towns on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard were without power. The power company did not estimate what time power would be restored.
More than 6,000 National Grid customers, mostly in Everett and on Nantucket, were also without power.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Association opened Nantucket High School as a warming center for residents.
The Steamship Authority suspended ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard until seas improve, and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority suspended operations until noon. The Barnstable Municipal Airport is also closed.
High winds caused a utility pole to crack on Highbank Road in South Dennis. Because the pole was in danger of falling into the road, police to shut down the Highbank Bridge, which connects Dennis and Yarmouth, until it could be fixed.
A house in Chatham that was unoccupied and under construction collapsed because of the storm, a fire official in the town said. Firefighters responded to the house just after 7 a.m.