Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How much snow did you get at your home?
What does the overnight snowstorm look like outside your home? Upload photos from your neighborhood and take a look at snow photos from other areas of Reading and North Reading. Click "Upload Photos and Videos" and show us what it looks like where you are.
Friday, January 21, 2011
North Reading Patch brings you the latest updates during today's snowfall.
Another day, another snowstorm. With more snow falling in North Reading, we will update with local developments during the storm. Have a tip to contribute? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The most recent updates are posted at the top. 4:37 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts of up to 40 mph could create blowing and drifting snow this afternoon and this evening. 4:24 p.m. St. Theresa Parish has canceled afternoon programs. 2:14 p.m. The sun has come out, but the wind is picking up. Many of the main streets are now down to bare pavement. A Patch correspondent reported close to eight inches of snow in her neighborhood in town. The National Weather Service reports 8.7 inches fell in Wilmington. And be prepared for …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Remove your cars from the streets and give plows room to work.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here are a few tips from the North Reading police for residents and motorists to assist in making snow removal go smoother during a winter snowstorm: Dial 911 to report an emergency. To contact the North Reading police business line, call 978-664-3131.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Many deliveries were delayed due to Wednesday's storm. DPW will begin clearing sidewalks along school routes Thursday night.
While the fire and public works officials ask residents to help clear snow from around fire hydrants and sidewalks, don't forget to take a few minutes to shovel around the mailbox, too. As North Reading digs out from the second major snowstorm this season, James Murphy, the officer-in-charge for the U.S. Postal Service in North Reading, asked residents to keep walkways and curbside mailboxes free of snow and ice to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of mail. “The Postal Service treats safety and service with equal priority, and we are seeking your help to ensure that you get the kind of service you need and expect and our letter carriers are safe from the perils they face during the winter,” Murphy said in an e-mail to North Reading …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Just because it’s snowing doesn’t mean you have to be bored.
The snow is coming down outside. Driving may not be advisable. But there is more to do than sitting around and watching television. In a special snow-day edition of Five Things You Need to Know Today, here are some tips to have fun in the snow and pass the day.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Town crews are ready to handle the impending nor'easter.
North Reading crews will tackle the predicted nor'easter just as they would with any other New England snowstorm, Public Works Director Richard Carnevale said Tuesday. "This storm is no different from any other one we've had," Carnevale said. "We're all prepared. The trucks are ready to go." Carnevale said the town's supply of salt and sand is ready for use, and crews will pre-treat roadways to help prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement when the storm begins. Carnevale asked residents to avoid plowing or or dumping snow into the streets, which will hamper snow-removal efforts. He also asked residents to help clear sidewalks for the safety of schoolchildren. During a snowstorm, the town first deploys all available DPW employees…
Monday, January 10, 2011
National Weather Service issues a winter storm watch for Middlesex County, including North Reading. Snowfall Tuesday night into Wednesday could hamper Wednesday morning commute.
The magic number is now 17. In its latest advisory, issued at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, the National Weather Service increased its forecasted snowfall totals to between 10-17 inches of snow for overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. On Monday morning, the weather service was predicting a nor'easter would drop between seven and 12 inches of snow in the area. By noon, those totals were increased to between 10-14 inches. The weather service has issued a winter storm watch for eastern Massachusetts for late Tuesday night into Wednesday, saying that around a foot of snow is likely in the region, including North Reading, with locally heavier amounts possible. A winter storm watch is issued when significant winter weather is expected within 12 to 36 …