Friday, February 15, 2013
The following is from Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
Friday, February 15
With today's sun and mild temperatures, it is hard to believe that just a week ago we were preparing for a winter storm that turned out to be one for the record books. For the past week, the Town, residents, and businesses alike have been working to clean up from that storm and bring life in Arlington back to normal. Given all of this effort, I want to take a moment to say thank you. I want to thank Town staff, most notably the men and women of the Department of Public Works, for their round the clock efforts over the past week. DPW staff demonstrated their commitment to the Town in their response to this storm and I feel that we are lucky to have such a team. I also want to thank residents for both their efforts and their patience. Across…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The ban will be reassessed Wednesday, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
The town has decided to keep the parking ban in East Arlington in place until further notice, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. The ban will be reassessed Wednesday, he wrote in an email at about 5:15 p.m. today. The decision came after consulting with Arlington police, fire and public works, Chapdelaine wrote. The ban applies to all roads east of Route 60, except for Mass. Ave. and Broadway.
They are, but was it the right call? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie decided to have the town’s public school students return to school today, after giving them Friday and Monday off due to the blizzard. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today but this is due to today being a previously scheduled early dismissal day. We want to know: Do you agree with the superintendent’s decision to reopen schools today? Let us know by posting a comment below. Some things to consider: The district closed schools Monday because clearing needed to be done in front of and around schools and walking routes to school were deemed unsafe, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. The town’s leaders were especially concerned about high snow banks near crosswalks. The last day of school …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The town will reassess the situation then, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
The parking ban in East Arlington will remain in effect through Tuesday as the town’s Department of Public Works crews continue widening, or “push-back,” efforts in that part of town, Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said this afternoon. The town will reassess the situation near the end of the day Tuesday, he said. The ban will be lifted on Broadway at 5 p.m. today. It had applied to all roads east of Route 60, except for Mass. Ave. Trash The town is planning to resume trash and recycling collection Tuesday, beginning with Monday’s pickup. There will be a one-day delay the rest of this week, with Friday’s pickup happening Saturday. Schools (UPDATE 5:23 p.m. The Arlington Public Schools will be open Tuesday. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Videos of this weekend's blizzard in Arlington.
Winter Storm: Arlington Info Center PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Winter Storm: Arlington Info Center PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013
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 Arlington's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) 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 (MEMA…