Thursday, November 8, 2012
Now that we've had our first snowfall, here's everything residents need to know about ice and snow on their property.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The following was submitted by the city of Malden: The City of Malden requires every home and business owner to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property or possibly face fines ranging between $25 and $100. To help residents who need assistance in complying with this Ordinance, the City has compiled a list of Service Providers who will perform snow and ice removal services for a reasonable fee. Snow and Ice Removal Service Poviders have been asked by the City to adhere to the following guidelines: Service Provider will call you to let you know time of arrival. Upon arrival, Service Provider will ring your doorbell and provide both a personal photo identification as well as City of Malden identification. Before beginning…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy including more than 1,000 in Hamilton and Wenham, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National …
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, …