Editor's note: Dover and Sherborn-centric updates on the blizzard (cancellations, emergency notices) will be posted here.
Update, 1 p.m., Feb. 9: The travel ban for non-emergency residents will be lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Update, 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9: Dover Police released on their website a photo of a car that went over an embankment in the storm. Reminder: the governor has prohibited driving until further notice.
Update, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9: Dover and Sherborn were not listed among the many towns closer to Cape Cod that have widespread power outages. With a blizzard watch in effect until 1 p.m., however, the threat still exists.
Update, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: The Dover Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9. It will reopen Sunday, Feb. 10.
Update, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order banning all drivers after 4 p.m. He said as many people need to be off the road as possible. This is first time he has signed such an order: the last time an order like this has been issued was after the Blizzard of '78. Violators could be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to a year in jail. However, the main purpose is to get non-essential people off the roads: not to levy fines, the governor said.
Update from Dover Police:
Dover Police ask that you only call police and fire for hazards and emergencies, and make outage reports and inquiries directly to utility companies.
Marian High School in Framingham, which serves students in Dover and Sherborn, has canceled school for Friday, Feb. 8.
As we ready ourselves for and make our way through the blizzard, please use this story on Dover-Sherborn Patch to help out your neighbors. Know of a cancellation because of the weather? Let us know and we'll add it in the text, or you can add it yourself in the comments. Once the blizzard is underway, report poor road conditions or downed trees/impassable streets, here. We'll do the same.
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Dover-Sherborn Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors, so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful during the storm. Stay safe!
IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES:
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Dover Police/Fire (non-emergency): 508-785-1130
- Follow the Dover Police Department on Facebook and Twitter
- Sherborn Police Department: 508-653-2424
- Sherborn Fire Department: 508-653-3270
- NSTAR outages: 800-592-2000
- NStar Outage Map
- Verizon Service Issues: 800-837-4966
- COMCAST: 800-COMCAST