Snow Emergency Declared in Braintree Ahead of Thursday Storm

A storm is bearing down on the region and is expected to bring at least several inches of snow Thursday into Friday.

Braintree Patch file photo.
Braintree Patch file photo.
Mayor Joseph Sullivan has declared that a snow emergency will be in effect from Thursday, Jan. 2 at 12 p.m. to Saturday, Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. to allow crews in Braintree space to clear the snow forecast for the end of the week.

“We want to plan properly and get out in front of what is considered to be a significant storm," Sullivan said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “This early notification will allow us to keep our streets clear and do our job.” 

During the emergency, on-street parking will be banned in Braintree.

Forecasters are predicting between six and 12 inches of snow on Thursday and Friday in Eastern Massachusetts. 

The storm is expected to begin during the day on Thursday and may drop 2-4 inches, followed by continuing snow overnight and the possibility of six to 12 inches by the time the storm ends Friday.
Robert Kearns December 31, 2013 at 03:30 PM
So No Street Parking or Parking in Municipal Lots. Is Parking going to be allowed at Smith Beach and Sunset Lake?
Joseph Markman (Editor) December 31, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Yes, typically the town allows parking there and at Watson Park during the emergencies.
pmw January 01, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Joe, Ask the Mayor what we are to do about the trash pick up on Friday?
Robert Kearns January 01, 2014 at 12:27 PM
And Saturday trash pick up, maybe we will have to go to the drop off site
Laura Burton January 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM
pmw, our trash day is today ( Thursday), usually Wed. but because of New Years, one day late, and the neighborhood has all the barrels out, whether they will be emptied is another story, but pretty sure they will be.
Matt January 02, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Mrs Burton . I think your trash as well as other peoples trash will be picked up late. There are only two trash trucks for the town and the weather will get worse.
Laura Burton January 03, 2014 at 04:15 PM
not sure what time they were here, but the trash did get picked up


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