Hamilton and Wenham Storm Center: Small Number Without Power, Travel Ban to be Lifted at 4 p.m.

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Saturday, 12:55 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick is about to announce that the driving ban for Hamilton and Wenham will be lifted at 4 p.m.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: National Grid says that the 41 homes without power on Chebacco Road will get power restored by 1 p.m.

Saturday, 8:46 a.m.: Wenham Museum announces that it will be closed on Saturday.

Saturday, 8:45 a.m. National Grid crews have begun work on the power outage along Chebacco Road. Power is expected to be restored by 11 a.m. A low-hanging wire is blocking the road for larger vehicles.

Saturday, 8:01 a.m.: The driving ban remains in place under an executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick.

Saturday, 7:40 a.m.: The MBTA announces it will not likely resume service on Saturday for any services, including trains to and from Hamilton-Wenham station.

Saturday, 7 a.m.: Salem Five anounces that all of its branches will be closed on Saturday, including its Hamilton branch.

Saturday, 5:30 a.m.: The United States Postal Service announces that there will be no mail delivery on Saturday.

Saturday, 5:15 a.m.: There are 44 homes without power in Hamilton, according to National Grid. There are no homes without power in Wenham. Most of the outages in Hamilton are still along Chebacco Road, where a tree fell on the wires, and on Longmeadow Way.

Saturday, 2:30 a.m.: There are 15 homes without power in Hamilton, mostly along Chebacco Road and Longmeadow Way. There are no power outages in Wenham.

Friday, 10:33 p.m.: Ian Smith tweets that he has 8 inches of snow on the ground in Wenham.

Friday, 8 p.m.: There is 5 inches of snow on the ground and the temperatures is 30 degrees.

Friday, 4 p.m.: The driving ban imposed by Gov. Deval Patrick starts. There is 2 inches of snow on the ground.

Friday, 12:48 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick has banned vehicle traffic starting at 4 p.m. on Friday. Violators could face a fine up to $500 and a year in jail.

Friday, 12:15 p.m.: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary cancels all classes on Saturday.

Friday, 12:08 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick announces that Massachusetts is now under a state of emergency.

Friday, 12 p.m.: Wenham Town Hall has closed for the day.

Friday, 11:42 a.m.: Wenham Tea House announces it will be closed all day on Saturday.

Friday: 11:02 a.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick says he plans to talk about storm preparations at 12:15 p.m. from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham.

Friday, 10:30 a.m.: Steady snow is now falling.

Friday, 9:24 a.m.: The town of Hamilton announces that Hamilton Town Hall will close at noon and all non-essential employees will be dismissed.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.: Acord Food Pantry announces it will be closed on Saturday and will reopen as usual on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9:30-11 a.m.

Friday, 7:49 a.m.: Hamilton-Wenham Library announces it will be closed all day on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, 6:30 a.m.: We awoke to a very, very light coating of snow on the ground. The snow is not from the Nor'Easter. The leading edge of the main storm is moving into Connececticut and New York City.

Friday, 5:31 a.m.: Wenham road crews are called out to treat the roads.

Thursday, 7:24 p.m.: Gordon College announces it will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, 7:15 p.m.: The MBTA announces that the last train home from Boston to Hamilton-Wenham station will leave North Station at 3:20 p.m. on Friday before service ends for the day.

Thursday, 7:10 p.m.: Hamilton announces that a parking ban will go in place at noon on Friday.

Thursday, 5:50 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick asks all drivers to be off the road by noon on Friday.

Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: Hamilton-Wenham Regional Schools announce all schools will be closed on Friday. Pingree School will also be closed on Friday.

Thursday, 4:03 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick announced that he will speak from the State House at 5:30 p.m. to "discuss preparation for the upcoming storm and its potential impact on Massachusetts." It will be live-streamed online.

Thursday, 3:25 p.m.: Hamilton-Wenham Library announces that it will close at noon on Friday and be closed on Saturday.

Thursday, 2:30 p.m.: Workers at the Wenham Highway Department had all the plows on the trucks and were working on some of the small last-minute details.

Thursday, 11:30 a.m.: The ACT tests that were scheduled at North Andover High School and Austin Preparatory School in Reading for Saturday have been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 16.

Thursday, 11:20 a.m.: The state government announced that all state courthouses and offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday.

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In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in the two towns will go directly to the Hamilton-Wenham Emergency Center. A call from a cell phone will go to State Police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers.

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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