Monday, February 11, 2013
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.
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
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 …
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!
Friday, February 8, 2013
It's easy to upload your photos. Just click the "Add" link below the photo gallery and follow the directions.
You know you took photos of the snow in Woburn today—so share them and let's create a gallery of how the town looks in this winter wonderland. Use the photos you already took this morning, or take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Woburn Patch account or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the roadway in Woburn is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm.
Send us your "before" and "after" storm photos for a fun gallery.
The snow has started to fall and Woburn is braced for its impact. Since we are all going to be watching the snow fall, we thought we should have some fun here on Woburn Patch. The above pictures of the Commons were taken at about 12:30 p.m. today. As the snow continues to fall we'll head back there and take some pictures to see how snowfall of up to 3-inches-per-hour changes the landscape. We'll also take a picture after the snowfall ends to really see just how much snow fell. Want to get involved? If so, go out now, before the snow really starts to accumulate, and take a some pictures of something that can be used as a benchmark. Then upload the pictures to this gallery by clicking the "Upload Pictures" button above. In the photo caption …
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 Middlesex, Worcester and Norfolk counties 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 p.m. 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…
We will update this story though out the day with Woburn specific information on the storm, including closings, accident reports, power outages and roads to avoid.