This picture was sent in from Lorraine Connolly. After the blizzard, her neighborhood was very creative and turned Heritage Hill in Greenlodge into a "new ski resort." That's one way of making the best experience out of Blizzard 2013.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
It's been a struggle for the town to remove the snow because there's no place to put it.
According to The National Weather Service, the Blizzard of 2013 left Dedham with 22 inches of snow. And the town is unsure about the time frame for cleanup. "It's difficult to predict at this time," Town Administrator Bill Keegan said. "Our crews are trying to remove a lot if snow now because there is no place to put it." Residents were expressing their frustrations on Facebook and Twitter because there are still some hazardous driving conditions like Washington Street, near Dedham Square. "Folks will have to be patient as everyone does the best they can," he said. In the meantime, plow trucks are still circling the town to clear as much of the snow as possible. But how to dispose of the snow will remain to be the big issue. Some are …
Dedham residents, how well did the town handle the snowstorm?
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? On Friday and Saturday, Newport experienced a snow storm it will not soon forget. Several residents took to Facebook, the Patch site and Twitter to talk about the plowing. Here's what a few residents had to say: @DedhamPatch: What's up with the roads in Dedham? Why haven't East, High streets been plowed? As the piles of snow remain, we want to know how you grade the town's response (or state's) to yesterday's major snowstorm. Does the town get an A? B? C? F? Tell us what you think below in the Comments section. Please mention if you live on a town or state road.
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 in Dedham'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
Dedham Patch is compiling a list of shoveling and plow services.
The blizzard has passed, but Dedham residents are now facing clean-up. Need a hand with shoveling? Dedham Patch is compiling a list of shoveling and plow services. Post recommendations -- and offers -- in the comments section.
Friday, February 8, 2013
MEMA announced the decision on its Facebook page.
The statewide driving ban will be lifted as of 4 p.m., the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency posted on its Facebook page. The driving ban was lifted at 1 p.m. for Nantucket and for all communities west of I-91. Residents across the entire state are free to drive after 4. MEMA officials had asked community members to stop calling 911 and their local public safety departments about this topic.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
We could see more than two feet of snow.
If you've been talking about what a calm winter we've had, you've spoken too soon. Just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a blizzard this weekend. Norfolk County could see more than 2 feet of snow, the largest snow accumulation since 2010. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Dedham, calling it a "potential historic winter storm." We could see snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is warning that "white out conditions will be possible..making travel very dangerous." And they are asking residents to be prepared to alter any travel plans…