Monday, February 11, 2013
Norton residents, how well did the town handle the snowstorm?
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? On Friday and Saturday, Norton experienced a snow storm it will not soon forget. Several residents took to Facebook and Twitter to talk about the plowing. Last night, we asked how Norton residents what grade they would give the Norton for plowing the streets. Here's what a few residents had to say: CJ McMahon 7 Tony Medeiros Jr. They did a good job on Main Street. Bay Road and Plain Street, ahh not so much. 5 Judy A. Barr C Doug McMahon The town never does a good job. John Scott is a good example of that. 123 and 140 I believe are the responsability of the state, so they don't count. Julie Perry 7.5 Pam Snyder Romaine Under the circumstances I say 9. Amy Gallant 8…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
It's day two of blizzard Nemo, and National Grid and crews from around the country are working to restore power to the 393 customers without power. They are currently assessing the condition and do not have an estimated time of restoration. Norton Patch has received reports that Brahman, Gaffney, John Scott Boulevard, Woodward and S. Worcester Streets are without power. So, let us know. Has your power been restored recently? Are you still without power? Let us know and tell us where you are located.
Norton Patch readers share their pictures of the Feb. 8, 2013 snowstorm.
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Emergency numbers For life threatening emergencies due to the weather dial 911. For all other assistance - wires down, tree limbs in road, etc. - dial 508-285-3300. 2. Share your storm photos At 10 a.m. Norton Patch will have a photo gallery of photos sent in by readers. Send yours to Norton@Patch.com. 3. Norton Storm Information Center For power outages, road closings and other information pertaining to the blizzard, check out the Norton Patch Storm Information Center. 4. Get updates on the storm in Massachusetts Share …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Norton is expecting up to 36 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Norton Patch's coverage area.
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Bristol county Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour.
Check out the Norton Storm Center for all you need to know about the blizzard.
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Norton Storm Center For the latest updates on cancellations, road closures and power outages bookmark the Norton Patch Storm Center. 2. No school Norton Public Schools,New Testament Christian School and Wheaton College have cancelled classes for the day. 3. Parking ban A parking ban will be in effect for Norton at noon. Vehicles that remain on the street will be towed. 4. Highway Department winter advisory issued Please keep all roadways clear. Street parking is not permitted in the winter. Remove any and all articles on the…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.