Friday, March 8, 2013
Norton is expecting a foot of snow from this week's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Norton area over the past two days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Norton Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Keep this bookmarked for emergency numbers ad to find out about road closings, cancellations and more.
Norton Patch will keep you in the know about what's happening around town during Thursday and Friday's snowstorm. Norton is expected to get 6 to 10 inches. Below is a list of closings, storm safety tips and important phone numbers to keep handy. See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please comment on this story to help out your neighbors. As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that Norton stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Norton Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Norton Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow could fall in the area; a Winter Storm Watch is now in effect.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, March 6
Another winter storm is headed Norton's way. Unlike the blizzard of 2013, though, this incoming storm is expected to bring only upwards of 4-8 inches of the white stuff. This storm will comprise a mix of wind, rain wet snow, the accumulations of which will take place mostly along and outside I-95 Thursday, according to WHDH. Moreover, it will take some time to reach the predicted snow accumulation, WHDH Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner wrote in his blog Wednesday: Tomorrow and into early Friday morning will be the brunt of the storm but I have to tell you---it won't behave like a classic winter storm where we get slammed with snow for 6-8 hours then we're done. It will be a slow, drawn out storm where it snows lightly (sometimes steadily) for …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Roundup of news from around the region.
Driver in Route 123 Accident Pronounced Dead William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123. The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane. The accident caused the road to be closed for an hour and a half. The cause of the collision is under investigation. To read more click here. -------------------------------- Scott Brown Joins Fox News After deciding not to run for US Senate, Wrentham’s Scott Brown has joined Fox News to provide commentary on several different …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tell us where a plow should come through again.
Main roadways may be clear but Blizzard of 2013 snow removal efforts will continue in Norton for a few more days. Many residents are saying that side roads have not been fully plowed. Write the street where you think plows should go over again in the comments section we will add a pin to the interactive map above.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Two-day blizzard narrowed down to a minute.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, February 12
A time-lapse video of the blizzard blanketing the dimple at Wheaton College, as seen from the third-floor of Park Hall.
What are your thoughts on the Norton Superintendent's decision not to cancel school?
While some residents are still digging themselves out of Blizzard Nemo, interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes says that school is in session. Some nearby school districts such as Attleboro, Mansfield and Taunton have cancelled classes. Some parents and many students believe Norton should follow suit due to some back roads and sidewalks still covered in snow. "Newcomb Street is in terrible shape, Newland not much better," said Norton mom Allison Plante Keaney on Facebook. "I am really uncomfortable with my 1st grader riding the bus with these road conditions. Add a layer of freezing rain and it's not good." Not everyone is against the decision, however. The announcement illicited a series of cheers from many parents. "It sounds good…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Students last day slated for June 24.
The unintended long weekend for students at Norton Public Schools has come to an end, as school is planned to be back in session Tuesday. "We will have school tomorrow unless something unusual happens overnight," said interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes. "Our schools are clear of snow and ready to go." At this point, Martes believes that students will have to make up Friday, even though a state of emergency was declared. With today’s cancellation, the last day of school is scheduled for Monday, June 24. There have been three cancellations altogether, with the third being a result of Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29.
Driving ban keeps accidents to a minimum.
Following the blizzard that dumped around 3 feet of snow in Norton this weekend, residents asked Norton Patch when the parking ban will be lifted. The answer - Not today. Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson said the parking ban will remains in effect at least through Monday. They will reevaluate tomorrow. Violators will be towed. Regarding accidents, a few vehicles went off the road on Friday afternoon, but Saturday was incident-free. On Sunday, they responded to one minor accident and one vehicle off the road. No major injuries were noted. “Residents did an excellent job of keeping off the roads and respecting the driving ban issued by the Governor,” Jackson said.
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