Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Melrose Department of Public Works's snow budget of $500,000 has already been spent this winter, according to Director John Scenna.
The Melrose Department of Public Works's snow budget of $500,000 has already been spent this winter, according to Director John Scenna. When the blizzard dumped a few feet of snow on the city in February, it was a costly storm to tackle, and the DPW is running a snow budget deficit of about $100,000 to $120,000 as a result, according to Scenna. "We've just gone into deficit on our $500,000 snow budget," Scenna said. "The blizzard definitely put us over the $500,000 mark for the year. We probably had $170,000 to $180,000 in expenditures going into the blizzard. The blizzard cost us around $315,000. While the DPW has had to spend more than its budget $500,000 this winter, the department had a surplus last year, according to Scenna. The …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Potential snowfall locally varies according to forecasts. Let us know how many inches of snow Melrose will receive by posting a comment below.
It appears another major winter storm is headed to the region this weekend, but just exactly how much snow Melrose will get appears to be up in the air. Chris Lambert of WHDH said the snow is expected to start between 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Rain will be mixed in with snow along the coast, according to Lambert, and that will be changed over to wet snow by Sunday morning. In places where there will only be snow, Lambert expects the snow to total about a foot. NECN's Matt Noyes said over a foot of snow is possible for some interior communities in the storm that is expected to develop Saturday afternoon and last into Sunday afternoon. According to his map posted Thursday, Melrose appears to be in line for at least six inches of snow when all …
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
Tell us how you feel about the recent snowstorms, including the blizzard of 2013, that have hit the Melrose region by posting a comment below.
With a couple feet of snow already on the ground in Melrose following the blizzard of 2013 and possibly more coming this weekend, we want to know: Have you had enough snow yet this winter? Are you a fan of winter and loving all the snow? Or are you a warm weather person that wants to see the snow melt as soon as possible? Let us know where you stand by posting a comment in the comments section below.