Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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You know you took photos of the snow in Melrose this morning—so share them and let's create a gallery of how the town looks in this morning's winter wonderland. (When's spring start?) 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 Melrose 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 Melrose is fine too.
The on-street parking ban will be lifted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a city press statement.
The city of Melrose has instituted an on-street parking ban until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday while DPW crews work to clear the roads, according to a press statement. Here are some other storm-related updates provided by the city: For all snow-related questions and concerns, contact the City Yard at 781-665-0142.
Melrose Public Schools and St. Mary of the Annunciation School canceled school Tuesday due to the snowstorm.
Melrose Public Schools and St. Mary of the Annunciation School canceled school Tuesday due to the snowstorm, according to the WHDH website.
A look at what is happening in Melrose on Tuesday, March 19.
Here is a look at what is happening on Tuesday, March 19 in Melrose: 1. Sloppy commute: It is expected to snow before noon on Tuesday, when a mixture of snow and sleet begins to fall until around 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Melrose. The city could see 3-7 inches of snow and sleet accumulation, while temperatures will peak around 37 and dip to a low of 27 in the evening, according to the forecast. 2. Meetings: Here is a look at the local meetings planned for Tuesday in Melrose, according to the city website: 3. Library closing early: Melrose Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the library website. 4. Business note: Due to the weather, Dogwood Cottage has canceled their door-…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Check out the latest forecasts for the Melrose area.
Updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday Boston is in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday, according to local forecasts, but don't get out your snow shovels yet. For Boston, the local weather teams are not predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams for the Melrose region. All totals were updated Wednesday morning: WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting about 3-6 inches of snow in the city.
Will Melrose get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Melrose area Sunday. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Visit the Melrose Storm Center page regularly for updates related to the snowstorm.
Here is the Melrose Storm Center where we will be posting updates related to the snowstorm: MELROSE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates Add your Melrose blizzard photos to our storm gallery today! Forecast Trash and Recycling Pickup: Important Numbers: Snow issues should be directed to the Melrose Department of Public Works operations office at the City Yard (number below). List of cab companies: List of tow companies: Previous Coverage:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Forecasters say Melrose area could get 8-12 inches of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away: the weekend could bring more snow to the Melrose area. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, forecasters say, and Melrose could see 8 to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow across the region by Sunday morning. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Readers discuss plowing efforts by city during blizzard of 2013.
After putting the question to you, our readers, about Melrose's job plowing city streets during the blizzard of 2013, reviews were mixed. Good Work By Melrose DPW A handful of readers were positive on the job done by the Melrose Department of Public Works to clear snow from city streets. Reader Laurie W wrote, "I was impressed by the DPW plowing nonstop all weekend, and have seen them come back through to widen streets as recently as last night. I work in Boston and have driven through neighboring communities during my commute. In terms of our major thoroughfares I strongly believe Melrose DPW did a great job compared to other communities." Fellow reader mdonahue agreed with Laurie W's take, adding, "...Our DPW should be applauded for the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mayor Rob Dolan said there is no parking ban in place in Melrose following Sunday's snowstorm, but asked drivers to stay off the roads if possible.
Mayor Rob Dolan said there is no parking ban in place in Melrose following Sunday's snowstorm, according to a city press statement. City sanders started work on the roads at 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Dolan. "(We were) hoping that we could manage this storm with salt and treatment. We gave it our best shot, but we need more," Dolan said in the statement. "At 9:30 (a.m.) we called all the plows in service, and we are plowing (Sunday). "Please be careful, as the roads are very slippery. There is no parking ban, but if you could help us by keeping your cars in your driveway as much as possible to allow for better plowing, that would be appreciated." Does your road need plowing following Sunday's snowstorm? Let us know by posting a comment …