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.
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…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, Arlington is expecting up to 2 feet 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 near Arlington Patch's coverage area.
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in New England history. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast during …