Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Blizzard of 2013 dropped two feet or more of snow in Braintree and across the region.
Below are excerpts from the town's snow tips and removal laws posted on its website. More can be found here: www.braintreema.gov. "When you shovel or plow the end of your driveway, do not pile snow on the sidewalk area. The sidewalk plow will only push this extra snow right back in your driveway! It also makes it difficult for the sidewalk plow to get through the deep pile of snow, slowing down the process of clearing the sidewalks for the public. "When plowing or snowblowing, do not discharge snow into or across roadway. This can create very dangerous obstructions on the roadway as well as icy spots that create the potential for accidents. This is also in direct violation of Town Bylaws! "When shoveling, shovel to the right, with the …
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Dumping more snow in Braintree than the town has experienced in years, the Blizzard of 2013 clogged roadways, shut off power and made for some temporarily beautiful landscapes, at least until the freezing rain hit Monday. Check out some photos and video of the clean up effort Monday in Braintree and add your own by clicking on the contribute button.
Monday, February 11, 2013
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UPDATE: Addressing the concerns of many parents who have commented on Braintree Patch's Facebook page, Dr. Kurzberg said that unfortunately there are no other options, and that the intent of getting the message out Monday afternoon about the delay was to provide enough time for alternative arrangements, such as car pooling. "Sidewalks will not be ready tomorrow and may not for several more days," Dr. Kurzberg said in an email. "Parents will have to use their own discretion in determining if they have a safe route for their children. If not, they can keep their child at home with no penalty to the student." Melissa Miceli, in an example of the concerns posted on Facebook, wrote: "Really poor judgement by school officials. While I understand…
The current plan is to open Braintree schools on Tuesday.
While the main streets and many of the side roads in Braintree were cleared of snow by Monday morning, the town is continuing to target smaller roads and push snow away from intersections to clear sight lines. "There's a lot of work remaining to be done," Chief of Staff and Operations Peter Morin said Monday morning. Front loaders and other heavy equipment ranged throughout the town Monday moving snow into giant piles and heaving large amounts into dump trucks to be taken to the landfill for melting. Plow drivers from the DPW and contractors hired by the town worked from Friday afternoon straight through 11 p.m. Saturday night, Morin said. Officials then brought in heavier equipment to assist with removing snow. Truck maintenance issues …
The snow has stopped. It's time for fun.
More than two feet of snow is on the ground in Braintree, which makes for prime sledding conditions. The Braintree Municipal Golf Course is a popular spot for some down hill recreation, but where are the hidden gems in your neighborhood? On Facebook, we've heard suggestions such as behind Liberty School, Lincoln Park, East Middle School and Foster School for the little ones. Tell us how you're enjoying this post-blizzard Sunday. You can also upload your sledding photos right to this article.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Games in almost all sports have changed because of the blizzard.
Athletic Director Michael Denise reports the following changes to Braintree sports schedules because of the blizzard: Monday *Boys Ice Hockey will play Weymouth at 5:40 pm at Zapustas Arena in Randolph. *Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Needham has been postponed. No make-up date available as of yet. *The East/South Middle School Jamboree has bee postponed. No make-up date available as of yet. Games will be played following February vacation. Tuesday *Boys Basketball hosts Weymouth, 6:30 pm. Team is one win away from qualifyiing for MIAA tournament as is Head Coach Bob Crook for his 300th Victory as a Head Coach. *Girls Varsity will play at Weymouth High School, 6:30 pm. Wednesday *Boys Ice Hockey hosts Walpole at 8 pm at Zapustas Arena in…
School is cancelled in Braintree on Monday because of the large amount of snow.
Braintree Public Schools will be closed Monday as the town continues to clean up from the blizzard. An automatic notification will go out to families at noon Sunday, Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg said in an email. The large amount of snow – some 23 inches in Braintree – means that DPW crews will still be cleaning streets and sidewalks Monday. Keep up-to-date at http://braintree.patch.com/articles/blizzard-of-2013-braintree-info-center.
About two feet of snow dropped on Braintree Friday into Saturday.
Keep up-to-date on the effects of the Blizzard of 2013 by signing up for Braintree Patch's newsletter, and following us on Twitter and Facebook. Above are a few photos from around Braintree on Saturday afternoon. Look for more storm coverage as the day goes on, including whether Braintree schools will be closed or not Monday.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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A number of residents reached out to Braintree Patch on Saturday about their streets not being plowed since Friday night or not at all. Town officials say that DPW crews are working hard to clear the public ways in Braintree, and that it will be an ongoing effort into Sunday. Among the streets that have been mentioned as un-plowed or not plowed in 18 or 24 hours are: Sycamore Road Thetford Avenue Angela Road Dobson Road Arnold Street BV French Street Add your own road in the comments below and help create a list of places for plows to target.
No decision has been made yet on closing Braintree schools Monday.
The storm that has battered Braintree and the region with high winds and piles of snow is the worst Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan has seen since he took office. "The DPW is working incredibly hard, but a storm of this magnitude, as you try to stay in front of it, there are always challenges," Sullivan said early Saturday afternoon. Widespread power outages hit Braintree last night, and each section of town has at least some homes still without electricity, but less than 50 overall, Sullivan said. The mayor pointed to an incident on Cleveland Avenue as an example of BELD's quick work. A tree limb downed a power line there last night at about 6:30 p.m. and BELD was on the scene within 30 minutes despite the quickly falling snow. "Overall I…