Monday, February 11, 2013
When the announcement was made that the Lexington Public Schools would be in session today, Feb. 11, some parents seemed pleased. But with sidewalks and parking lots still snow-covered, the morning commute was difficult for some.
The recent blizzard blanketed Lexington under almost two feet of snow, but the roads around town are clear and school officials decided to hold school today, Feb. 11. That announcement was made Sunday, and with it came encouragement from school officials that parents should drive their children to school today, because many sidewalks and parking lots are still snowy. Meanwhile, plowing operations are expected to continue for the next few days to widen roadways and re-open sidewalk around town. As the latest and last mass communication from the town reports: “Sidewalks are being plowed, but due to the amount of snow it will take several days for all sidewalks to be passable.” With that in mind, in an automated call last night, LPS officials…
Our favorite photos from the winter storm affectionately known as Nemo. And a look ahead as the town returns to normal.
Despite getting nearly two feet of snow, Lexington fared fairly well: Power outages were isolated, the streets are clear and the sidewalks are getting there; school’s back in session and the rest of the town has almost returned to normal. The snow began falling late Friday morning and just about 24 hours later, the town sat under a two-foot blanket of fluffy white snow. Residents documented the accumulation and after-effects in two-dozen photos uploaded to Patch. A few favorites are posted to your right, and you can see the whole gallery here. Lexington officials, in town-wide communications, phone calls and emails, reported that local cooperation with Gov. Deval Patrick’s travel ban and the town’s parking ban aided efforts to keep the …
Sunday, February 10, 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/sleet/snow and more rain in Lexington'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 …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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 No. 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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It just takes one stubborn snow bank to put you in pain for the rest of the winter. So while shoveling, remember to lift with your legs and not your back.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, Lexington is expecting 2 feet snow, or more, 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 and centered around Lexington Patch's coverage area. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day.
It's easy to upload the snow photos you captured in Lexington Just click the "Add" link below the photo gallery and follow the directions.
You know you'll be taking photos of the snow in Lexington this weekend—so share them and let's create a gallery of how the town looks during what could go down as the Blizzard of 2013. Use the photos you already took this morning, or take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Lexington Patch account or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the roadway in Lexington is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and …