Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Who deserves your thanks? The road crews, the stranger who plowed the end of your driveway, your neighbor, or anyone else who helped you out during this historic snow storm?
It's been a snow storm of epic proportions that many of us in this part of Massachusetts will remember for a lifetime. The good Samaritan stories are also making their way around the kitchen tables: a woman who picked up extra groceries for her elderly neighbor; the lone snow plow operator who stopped to help someone out of a snow ditch; the family who took in a co-worker who lost power. Patch is a great forum to use for community conversations. This time, let's all say a big "thanks" to any person or group who helped us out during this storm. It's easier than sending a thank you note! The stories are out there. Add your story and "thank you" to the comments following this article.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you have shots of your dog (or any pet) in all the snow from the blizzard? Share it here.
We've seen photos of the snow piled on your car, we've seen the huge snowbanks filling the streets and we've seen the snow drifts up against your door. Chances are you also took some pictures of your pet in the snow on Saturday or Sunday — and with clear skies in the forecast this week, there's still ample opportunity to take some new ones. Upload your pet snow photos, and we will rotate them through the main photo feature spot. Click the green and white "upload photos and videos" button to add it to our gallery.
Monday, February 11, 2013
We've got some rough estimates, but we need your measurements.
There's no doubt about it — the recent blizzard left quite a bit of snow for Woburn to clean up. But how much snow? Although the National Weather Service does not have an exact total for Woburn, snowfall amounts have been recorded for several surrounding towns, including Winchester, Billerica and Waltham. Did you take snowfall measurements in Woburn? How much snowfall did we get? Tell us in the comments section below! In the meantime, here are the snowfall amounts for some local cities and towns (provided by the National Weather Service):
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin updates residents on the storm.
Though the snow has mostly stopped, the prohibition on automotive travel is still in effect today until further notice. In Woburn, Department of Public Works crews are working to clear the roads, starting with a focus on emergency access for public safety officials, a release from Mayor Scott Galvin States. The mayor also asks residents to be patient and, while waiting for the ban to lift and the plows to finish their work, to check on elderly neighbors. Full text from Galvin: "As of 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.9, 2013, there is still a state of emergency ban that prohibits driving on any city or state street, except in cases of emergency. Travel by unauthorized personnel is strictly prohibited. Department of Public Works crews are focused on…
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!
Stay connected on up-to-date information for the potential blizzard.
Some great pictures have already come in but we'd also like yours! Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now and upload it to Woburn Patch!
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
Friday, February 8, 2013
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…