Monday, February 11, 2013
Overall, however, both Dover and Sherborn police had few weather-related incidents.
Although one driver was cited for violating the governor's driving ban this weekend, the storm caused few problems for police in both Dover and Sherborn. "The driving ban, particularly between 4 and 6 p.m. (Saturday) really helped," said Sherborn Police Officer James Graziano. "People stayed off the roads. We definitely would have had a lot of accidents during that time." Not everyone abided by the governor's executive order, however: one driver in Dover was cited after striking a guardrail and going down an embankment at the Centre Street bridge. Police cited that driver for violation of executive order, driving to endanger and a marked lanes violation. Dover police posted a photo on their website. "We had several motorists that we …
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in the region's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency was used in this report.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Dover police will be seeking a summons to charge the operator with several offenses, including violating the governor's executive order.
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Sunday, February 10
Press release by Dover Police. During the blizzard on Friday, Feb, 8, at approximately 11:42 p.m., the Dover Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Centre Street by the bridge to Central Ave, Needham. On arrival, responding officers located a black Nissan sedan off the road and down an embankment at the curve just prior to entering the bridge. The vehicle was occupied by five individuals who were not injured and refused medical evaluation. A preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle while traveling northbound, lost control and left the roadway off the southbound lane just prior to the bridge. It then collided with a guard rail and continued down an embankment where it came to final rest. Earlier that day, …
Our local weather specialist says our "next bit of winter weather" is coming Monday morning.
It ain't over yet. Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, said it looks like our extra bit of winter weather is arriving Monday morning in the form of snow, sleet, freezing rain .... and then finally rain. "A warm front approaching from the west and southwest late tonight and tomorrow will bring a wintry mix of precipitation beginning around dawn Monday and continuing throughout much of the day," said Arnold. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, corroborating Arnold's predictions with a forecast that also calls for freezing rain and sleet. The advisory is in effect from 6-11 a.m. on Monday for Southwest Massachusetts. "Once again, we have cold air well established and it will take…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Browse through your neighbors' photos and add your own!
When the snow started falling Friday, we began collecting photos from the storm. Let's build on our gallery of photos that show how the blizzard impacted Dover and Sherborn! If you snapped some pictures or shot some videos, share them here. Just click the "upload photos and videos," button above.
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today: but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow.) The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
Winds and snow drifts, however, could continue through the weekend.
Snow is falling hard throughout the region and it is forecast to continue into Saturday afternoon. "I still think we'll see accumulating snow throughout the early part of the afternoon, but after 3 p.m., the storm may breath its last breath," wrote WHDH Chief Meteorologist Pete Bouchard in the Channel 7 Weather Blog. The storm will start to pull out to ocean by midday, Bouchard said. The snow will pull away with the storm, but the wind will pick up. "Blowing and drifting will be issues through early Sunday," wrote Bouchard. When all is over with, the National Weather Service is predicting, the storm will have dropped about two feet of snow on the area. Those totals were lowered from Friday morning predictions.
Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency, but what does that mean?
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency today banning car travel after 4 p.m. According to information from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, a state of emergency can involve different measures and does not always affect travel or private businesses. There may be a request for drivers to stay off the roads and for businesses to change their hours, but the governor may also order roads to be closed to non-emergency traffic. There has not been an ordered ban on travel since the Blizzard of '78. Violators could be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to a year in jail, although Governor Patrick says the main purpose is to get non-essential people off the roads. The state of emergency does not mean the state will …
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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…