Friday, February 8, 2013
Elderly neighbors may need an extra helping hand during the wintry weather, like the kind the storm named Nemo is expected to bring.
With expectations of snow pelting down and piling up over the next day or so, a deliberate act of kindness could be invaluable in helping an older adult to be safe over the next few days. Here’s a short list of ways to offer a bit of help to an aging neighbor who might be in need of some support: Even if you don't know your neighbor by name, chances are he or she would welcome your friendly “check in” and assistance. So don’t be shy, commit a act of neighborly kindness. Tell us: How are you helping your neighbors or family members during this storm? Is our list missing a tip or suggestion. Add it in the comments!
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 8 in Concord.
1. Closures and Cancellations: Concord's public schools have been cancelled for today. The Fenn School, a private school for boys, also announced it would be closed in anticipation of the storm. It was unclear as of 11 p.m. Thursday what hours the Concord Free Public Library would keep on Friday, but it did announce the cancellation of its Friday Flicks programs. 2. Trash Pickup: Curbside solid waste recycling collection will begin at 6 a.m. this morning, an hour earlier than the usual. In the event that Waste Management is unable to collect all of Friday’s route before the storm intensifies and they must leave Concord, town officials ask that residents remove their barrels and containers so their not an impediment for snow removal. 3. Gov…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The roads have been treated and the cavalry called in as CPW prepares for a snowstorm expected to blanket Concord and surrounding areas with as much as two feet of snow.
The first trucks hit the roads Thursday afternoon, coating local streets with a salt brine mixture that should help buy Concord Public Works some time once the snow starts. And once it starts, it’s not expected to stop until a significant amount of the white stuff has accumulated – as much as 18 to 24 inches over Friday and Saturday, according to most forecasts. Expecting a whopper of a storm, local officials have held meetings over the past few days and expect them to continue into tomorrow. CPW has two-dozen of its own vehicles prepped and expects about 16 more from contractors who’ll help to keep the roads clear. That could prove difficult – at its worst, the oncoming storm have winds whipping at 40 miles per hour or more as the …
Stay connected on up-to-date information for the potential blizzard.
7:40 p.m. -- Following the expiration at 4 p.m. of the Gov's travel ban, Patch hit the streets of Concord. Well, more like your editor rode in the passenger's seat of a car that drove very slowly around the still snowy streets. This video clip shows the road conditions entering Concord Center from Route 62. Also of note: Less than 50 percent of sidewalks were clear, so those who were out walking dogs or on snow shoes were often in the roadway. Crosby's wasn't open, but CVS was; and Ace Hardware still had a dozen-plus shovels on the shelves. 12:59 p.m. -- Gov. Deval Patrich has announced the driving ban will be lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. today, and has been lifted immediately for Nantucket County and for all communities west of I-91. 11:…
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Updated, Friday, 1:15 p.m.: An updated forecast from WCVB is calling for 12-14 inches of snow to fall between Boston and Worcester by Sunday at 6 a.m. --- A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and could dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Concord to get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In what could be a significant snowfall, the National Weather Service is anticipating a bit of wintry weather late Thursday night into early Friday morning.
The NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the majority of the state, including Concord. "Widespread snow showers tonight are expected across Southern New England with snow accumulations of one or two inches likely," the outlook stated. "Given the recent cold weather, roads will become snow covered and slippery quickly. Snow showers may mix with rain along the south coast including Cape Cod and The Islands." The snowfall totals are hardly a threat compared to what was on the ground by this time last year, but tonight's storm could show the first real sign of winter since last week's dusting. Meanwhile, NWS is also expecting more snow throughout the weekend, with a high probability of accumulating snow on Saturday though the …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Yesterday's Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, effective at 6 p.m. today. "A major winter storm will bring damaging heavy, wet snow to interior Southern New England late today and tonight," the advisory reads. The Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until 8 a.m. tomorrow. Snow will fall the heaviest late tonight, with accumulation of 1 to 2 inches per hour. A total of 4 to 8 inches is expected. "Heavy snow will result in tree damage and scattered power outages," the NWS advisory states. "The damage could be quite extensive with the potential for an area of widespread power outages. Untreated roadways will become snow covered and slippery." Just in case you have any …