- According to the National Weather Service, Norton received between 6.5 and 8.3 inches of snow during the storm. If you live closer to Attleboro, you may have received around 6.5 while those closer to Taunton may have seen around 8.3
- According to National Grid's power outage map, zero outages were reported as of 9 a.m. Friday in Norton.
9 a.m. Friday
- As temperatures below 10 degrees in Norton set in, here are 15 ways to combat a deep freeze.
- If you have snow photos, don't forget to post them on Norton Patch!
- From MassDot: Crews total 3,370 plowing, treating roads. Moderate to heavy snow reported. Roadways snow, slush covered.
- As snow intensifies overnight, there will be a blizzard warning in parts of Massachusetts.
- From the Norton PD: The roads are slow and slippery. Please give yourselves extra time. The winter parking ban is in effect. Please move your cars off side streets or they may be towed.
- A rollover on Reservoir St. may halt traffic. Reports indicate an accident in the area. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
- Due to the weather, the library will be closing at 3:30 PM Thursday, January 2 and will be closed on Friday, January 3. Please check back here or on the library's website www.nortonlibrary.org or call the library for further updates.
- Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered that all state employees end their work day at 3 p.m.
- Check out these tips for staying safe in the extreme cold.
- After school and evening activities have been canceled at Norton Public Schools.
- No announcements have been made regarding school on Friday.
- Are you the leader of an organization who would like to make a cancellation? Please post in our comments section below.
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Get your shovels ready, Norton. You're going to need them.
The first storm of 2014 is underway as the initial flakes began falling after midnight on Thursday. During the day on Thursday there will be some accumulation, though much of the snow will come Thursday night into Friday before the storm ends by Friday afternoon.
Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.
How much snow is Norton expected to get Thursday and Friday? Here are the projections as of Thursday at 5 a.m.
- National Weather Service: 8-14 inches
- Channel 4, WBZ: 10-14 inches
- Channel 5, WCVB: 9-15 inches
- Channel 7, WHDH: 8-12 inches
- Channel 25, FOX: 10-14 inches
Winter Storm Warning Issued for Area
A winter storm warning has been issued in the Norton area by the National Weather Service. According to the service, the warning is expected to last from 4 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday.
Norton Emergency Contacts
- In case of an emergency, dial 911
- Norton Police Department - 508-285-3300
- Norton Fire Department - 508-285-0250
- Norton Emergency Operations Center - 508-285-3300
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- Columbia Gas: 1-800-688-6160
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)