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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.
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.
Norton selectmen approve a local state of emergency in Norton.
The Norton Board of Selection approved a request from the Norton emergency management agency deputy director Ray Cord to enact a state of emergency in Norton on Friday. “We’re asking tonight declaration of a state of emergency for tomorrow afternoon so that Norton has the legal authority to be prepared for the emergency, to respond to the emergency and take steps required under federal and state laws to comply with emergency response,” Cord said. “We’re concerned about power outages, trees down, roadblocks and things of that nature. The National Weather service is calling this a storm of historical proportions.” Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here This is a…
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.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
Norton Patch will keep you in the know about what's happening around town during superstorm Nemo. Below is a list of closings, storm safety tips and important phone numbers to keep handy. Norton Patch will also use Cover It Live so Patch editors and readers alike can share information and photos on what's happening. NORTON PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE: Monday, Feb. 10 3:30 p.m.: Interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes: "We will have school tomorrow unless something unusual happens overnight." 11:40 a.m.: The parking ban in Norton will be in effect at least through today. It will be reevaluated tomorrow. The School Committee meeting, 2014 budget hearing and middle school girls basketball game scheduled for tonight has…