Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As Braintree cleans up from the blizzard this past weekend, more snow could be on the horizon.
The groundhog may have predicted an early spring, but we're still in the dead of winter, and there's more snow on the way. Expect snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service, but that will just be a dusting compared to what could happen this weekend. AccuWeather's forcast shows the possibility for a major storm to affect New England Saturday and Sunday. There continues to be some indication that a major storm will affect the Eastern states and neighboring Canada this weekend. The storm would be part of a series of potentially major weather events through the end of February.... It will be a matter of how quickly the storm strengthens to determine if heavy snow is thrown back over the Atlantic …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Alternate bus routes will remain in place throughout the week.
Tuesday, February 12
The following was posted by school department today: Braintree Public Schools will have a regular opening of school on Wednesday, February 13th but will be continuing with alternate bus routes for the remainder of the week. Clearing of sidewalks will be taking place throughout the town. Please continue to use caution when walking to and standing at bus stops. Parents are urged to continue to drive their children to school and car pool if at all possible. Thank you for your cooperation today. -Peter A. Kurzberg, Ph.D. Superintendent of Braintree Public Schools. Visit http://www.braintreeschools.org/ for alternate bus routes.
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.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
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.
The storm is likely to taper off by Saturday night.
After raging through the night with wind gusts approaching 50 miles per hour and snow piling up to 20 inches or more, the blizzard that struck Braintree and the rest of Massachusetts Friday will likely continue through Saturday afternoon, adding as much as another foot of snow to the area. Heavy snow could last until 4 p.m., with lesser precipitation continuing until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hit the low 20s Saturday, but wind chill values could dip below zero with 24 to 30 mile per hour winds. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches is possible through the afternoon Saturday with a small amount in the evening – on top of the 14 to 20 inches that fell overnight. A coastal flood warning issued by …
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Thanks to the blizzard, Braintree is expecting up to 30 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Braintree Patch's coverage area.