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Hamilton-Wenham Storm Center: Library, Town Halls Closed with Two Feet of Snow Possible

One central place to keep up with the storm and to share what you know with your Hamilton and Wenham neighbors.

A snowplow makes its way up Route 97 in Wenham on Thursday morning as the snowstorm moves in. Credit: Bobby Gates
A snowplow makes its way up Route 97 in Wenham on Thursday morning as the snowstorm moves in. Credit: Bobby Gates

Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and storm updates. Stay with Hamilton-Wenham Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm.

Friday, 9:15 a.m. Hiltz Waste Disposal tweets that its residential pickup trucks, including in Hamilton, are on the road and making pickups on a holiday schedule.

Friday, 6:15 a.m. The MBTA says inbound commuter rail train 156, which typically leaves at 6:30 a.m. from Newburyport, is cancelled because of mechanical problems.

Friday, 5:30 a.m. The MBTA announces that inbound commuter rail train 156, which typically leaves Newburyport at 6:30 a.m. and stops at Hamilton-Wenham station at 6:49 a.m., is running 30 minutes late because of mechanical problems.

Friday, 4 a.m. The National Weather Service issues a wind chill advisory that is in effect through 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Thursday, 11:30 p.m. WCVB-TV issues a new snowfall forecast map, putting Hamilton and Wenham in a zone calling for 15-30 inches of snow from the storm.

Thursday, 8 p.m. The National Weather Services increases its forecast for the total amount of snow expected from the storm, with up to two feet of snow possible by Friday.

Thursday, 8 p.m. A total of 16 inches of snow are on the ground and it is 2 degrees.

Thursday, 5:30 p.m. The Hamilton-Wenham Library will be closed on Friday, announces Director Jan Dempsey.

Thursday, 3:45 p.m. A total of 9 inches of snow has fallen and the temperature is 13 degrees.

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. A car crashes into a tree on Bridge Street in Hamilton near the bridge over the Miles River. Nobody is injured.

Thursday, 2:45 p.m. Salem Five announces all of its branches, including its Hamilton location, will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Gordon College in Wenham cancels all campus events, classes and activities starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday and running through Friday.

Thursday, 2:30 p.m. An SUV crashes into an utility pole in Wenham village. Nobody is hurt.

Thursday, 2:15 p.m. The Massachusetts Trial Court announces that courthouses statewide will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday and will have a delayed opening on Friday at noon.  

Thursday, 1:45 p.m. School Committee Chairman Roger Kuebel announces that Thursday's night regular meeting of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee has been postponed to Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School.

Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Gov. Deval Patrick announces that state offices will close at 3 p.m.

Thursday, 1 p.m. There is 6.5 inches of snow on the ground and it is 22 degrees.

Thursday, 12:15 p.m. A trained weather spotter in neighboring Topsfield reports 8 inches of snow so far, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday, Noon. Wenham Town Hall and Hamilton-Wenham Library close for the day and expect to also be closed on Friday.

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. The National Weather Service warns that wind chill could reach -15 degrees on Thursday night. Also, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. on Friday. 

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. A parking ban goes into place in Hamilton, effective immediately, banning all on-street parking in Hamilton.

Thursday, 11:15 a.m. Hamilton Town Manager says trash, recycling and organics pickup by Hiltz will happen on both Thursday and Friday in Hamilton.

Thursday, 11 a.m. Hamilton Town Hall closes for the day and is expected to be closed on Friday too.

Thursday, 10:15 a.m. A limousine goes off the road on Route 97 near Banks Corner in Wenham. Nobody is injured.

Thursday, 8:45 a.m. The Community House of Hamilton-Wenham announces it is closed on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, 8 a.m. Wenham Museum announces it is closed on Thursday.

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Hamilton-Wenham Patch to help out your neighbors.

As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that the two towns stay connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Hamilton-Wenham Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in Hamilton will go directly to the Hamilton Emergency Center and in Wenham will go to the Essex Regional Emergency Communications Center. A call from a cell phone will go to the Essex Regional Emergency Communications Center, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers, if necessary.

For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211.

To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.

For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems:

Hamilton Fire Department: 978-468-5560

Wenham Fire Department: 978-468-5508

Hamilton Police Department: 978-468-1212

Wenham Police Department: 978-468-4000

For outages for other utilities:

National Grid gas: 1-800-233-5325

Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)

Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)

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