Monday, February 11, 2013
You Ask, Patch Answers.
Many readers have been asking about the trash pick-up schedule in Woburn following the storm. Well, You ask, Patch Answers. The Board of Health informed Patch today that the schedule will be on its normal times this week. No changes were made because of the storm. Is there anything else you'd like to know? Leave a comment below or email editor Rich Hosford at email@example.com.
School is out today because of the snow. So, where can you go sledding?
School is out in Woburn today because of this weekend's snow storm. This begs the big question - Where can kids go sledding in Woburn? Check out Joyce Middle School, Clapp Elementary School and the Woburn Country Club for some winter fun. Just be safe out on the slopes. Do you know of other great sledding spots? Let us know in the comments section below.
Photographs of the 2013 Blizzard from Woburn Patch and readers.
This past weekend's blizzard was quite a doozey. Over two feet of snow fell on Woburn, closing school on Friday, limiting traffic over the weekend and generally causing disruptions. However, the snow storm also gave some great photo opportunities. We asked Woburn Patch readers to submit pictures from their windows an Woburn Patch editor Rich Hosford went around during and after the storm taking some shots. Check out our image gallery of the snow in Woburn. Have photos of your own? Add them to the gallery by clicking the "Add Pictures" button above and share your pictures with the community.
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the city handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Patch editor Rich Hosford went out around the down town area. The roads off of Main Street and Winn Street looked mostly clear, but some of the side roads were still caked with snow Sunday afternoon. What do you think? How are things in your neighborhood? Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Because the snow clean up effort is still underway Woburn Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Though the snow stopped falling yesterday, because of the large amounts covering the roads and sidewalks, Woburn schools will be closed tomorrow for safety reasons. Superintendent Mark Donovan tweeted the news that is sure to make Woburn students happy. "Because of the [additional] time needed to create safer conditions, schools will be closed tomorrow, Mon, 2/10. We plan on normal opening on Tuesday," Donovan tweeted. Have a fun and safe snow day.
The City of Woburn will stay under the parking ban in order to give DPW crews a chance to finish clearing the roads.
Don't park on the side of Woburn streets yet. Mayor Scott Galvin put out a statement last night updating the timing of the end of the emergency parking ban. According to Galvin the ban will now be in effect until 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. "The City of Woburn has extended its emergency parking ban (no parking on either side of the street) until 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in order to finish the work of clearing snow," Galvin stated. "Municipal public lots and school lots are available as an alternative until the ban is lifted." How are the roads in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section below.
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 Woburn 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) was…
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 to the Huffington Post. 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.
The 2013 blizzard has arrived. What can we expect today?
After a day of snow in Woburn, the major snowstorm is forecasted to continue for much of the Saturday. According to WCVB-TV, by Friday Feb. 9, snowfall totals will likely total 18 -24 inches but 30 inches is possible in the region. The National Weather Service forecasted a high of 22 degrees with a wind chill factor of -3 degrees. Woburn could see gusts of up to 26 miles per hour. Stay tuned to our Woburn Storm Info Center for updates on the storm. We want to make sure that Woburn stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Woburn Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Woburn Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll …
Will you need help shoveling after the storm? Or, are you offering shoveling services? Let's try and help out our Woburn neighbors during the blizzard.
Will you need shoveling out after the storm? Are you a student looking to make some money shoveling today or tomorrow? Let's get a list started of people offering shoveling/plow services. I've already heard from a few on Woburn Patch's Facebook page who are willing to lend a hand. Now we just need to know where to send them. If you know someone who needs shoveling or wants to offer shoveling, have them post in the comment section below!