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Cape Cod Cape Cod Evacuation Route: West may not be best

Everyone has seen those blue evacuation route signs on the westbound exit ramps and on Route 6 West. Depending on the cause for the evacuation, you may want to seek an alternate route.

Route 6 westbound works well for summer weekend evacuations, right? If the traffic jams on Sundays when everyone is relaxed after a weekend laying around at the beach, how jammed will it be if everyone is in panic mode?

Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan
The Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan (CCETP) has been developed to facilitate egress of the high volume of traffic from Cape Cod in the event of a hurricane, particularly during the peak tourist season as well as prepare for the temporary sheltering of displaced persons. Although developed for a hurricane scenario, this ‘All Hazards’ Plan has been designed to be utilized in a number of emergency situations.

All Hazards Plan? A number of emergency situations? If it is a hurricane, heading West is a good idea. If it is a problem at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth or a dirty bomb/biological terrorist attack on New York, West may not be best.

You may be better off stealing borrowing a boat and heading East and then North or South depending on the prevailing winds and the nature of the threat.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 01/18/09
Categories: Getting AroundIssuesWeather
Keywords: emergency, traffic, evacuation route, disaster, hurricane, terrorist attack


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i like this plan

Posted by andrew from boston on 04/04/09 at 09:14 PM | #

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