Sunday, February 10, 2013
School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey announced on Sunday evening that schools would definitely open as usual on Monday.
Streets, bus stops and the school grounds have all been plowed after the weekend blizzard and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District schools will open on Monday, according to School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey. Hamilton-Wenham Patch reported earlier on Sunday that the plowing and snow removal was on track for schools to open. But at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, Harvey said in a Connect-CTY e-mail and phone message that schools would definitely be open on Monday. The school district’s bus contractor, Salter Bus Company, said it does not “anticipate any major difficulty in completing their bus runs in the morning,” he said. The Department of Public Works from both Hamilton and Wenham “have concluded their major snow removal operations,” …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here's a list of open business in Hamilton and Wenham on Saturday night following the Blizzard of 2013.
Here’s an unofficial list of some businesses in Hamilton and Wenham that are open on Saturday night after the driving ban was lifted at 4 p.m. This list was compiled with the help of our Facebook fans. As always, it is still best to call ahead. Know another business that is open? Add it in the comments section. Black Cow Community Package Store CVS Daniella's Pizza Hamilton Convienience Hamilton House of Pizza The Farm (Essex) If you own or manage a business that is open tonight, or you know about a business that is open on Saturday night, post it below in the comments section.
Thanks to the blizzard, Hamilton and Wenham expecting as much as 2 feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Hamilton-Wenham Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
One central place to keep up with all the blizzard news and to share what you know with your Hamilton and Wenham neighbors.
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, …
Is the grocery store out of bread? Are people packing the hardware store? Take a picture of how you are prepared for the storm and upload it here!
Have you been rushing around to get everything done before the full force of the blizzard arrives Friday? Maybe you've been busy running to Crosby's Market in classic New England fashion and buying your milk, bread and canned goods? Did you run to Dawson's Hardware and buy a new shovel or salt? Or, maybe you're a Department of Public Works employee getting the plow ready? We want to see what you're been up to getting ready for the storm. Post your photos of what you've seen in the stores and what you are doing around your house to get ready to our media gallery above by clicking the green "upload photos and video" button above! What are you buying to prepare for the storm? How did you get ready for the blizzard? Tell us in the comment …
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies through Friday and into Saturday.
What began as a blizzard watch for Hamilton and Wenham on Wednesday has now been upped to a blizzard warning on Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of eastern Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and …