Sunday, February 10, 2013
Trains should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
Updated 10:48 a.m. Looking to take the Green Line or the commuter rail in Newton? Well, you may want to keep shoveling out that car (or call a cab). As crews continue to dig out from the blizzard, MBTA service in Newton will remain suspended Sunday. Starting at 2 p.m., limited subway and bus service will run on the Red, Orange and Blue lines between Orient Heights and Government Center, and the Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere, according to MBTA.com/weather. Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street only. Customers are encouraged to stay home and "use service sparingly," if possible, the website said. Commuter rail routes will remain suspended through Sunday. The MBTA weather …
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Acton's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) …
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Former editor Patrick Clark gives you a look of the aftermath of the Blizzard of 2013.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today: but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow.) The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according a Huffington Post report. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
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Keep enough food and, if needed, medications for a few days.
Food? Check. Batteries? Check. Shovels and ice melt? Check. Fido and Fluffy? Hmmm? In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Blizzard of 2013, Acton Animal Hospital reminds pet owners to not forget about preparing their furry family members. "Best thing to do is don't let them out," says Dr. Betty Johnston. "They should only go out for the bare essentials." The forecast warns residents about the possibility of thunderstorms during the blizzard. So if you pet has trouble being calm in those storms, it's a good idea to have medication on hand. "We might have thundersnow, and in that case be aware of it," she says. "Take precautions, dig (the medications) out, that would be the biggest thing." And if your pet has to go outside, be…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Worst of the Blizzard of 2013 expected during the overnight hours.
Nearly a foot of snow — or more — has fallen, but the worst is yet to come. Acton will feel the full fury of The Blizzard of 2013 during the overnight hours as whiteout and blizzard conditions bury eastern Massachusetts. WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard says on his blog: Overnight and early Saturday morning. Travel is nearly impossible. White-outs, blizzard conditions, drifting snow and a vicious wind. Winds will gust near hurricane force (74mph or better) at times along the coast as the storm rounds Nantucket and heads east. 10am high tide is more of a concern because of the intense wind. Sandwich, Plymouth, Scituate and Cape Ann will experience MAJOR coastal flooding. Moderate flooding is expected in Revere, Hull, Nantucket Harbor, …