1. In the first wave of precipitation on Tuesday, Marlborough received more than six inches of snow in some places. School was canceled on Tuesday, and we expect that it will be canceled on Wednesday as well. See the latest National Weather Service storm warning in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday.
2. The second storm is set to begin late this evening has a chance of sleet and freezing rain at certain points, and an additional accumulation predicted of 8-12 inches by the time all is said and done sometime tomorrow afternoon. With the mix of heavy snow and rain, conditions are optimal for all sorts of damage to your home. To learn how to avoid roof cave-in, as well as frozen pipes (extremely low temperatures are predicted tonight); check out this article at disastersafety.org. For those with snow still on their roofs from last week's snowfall, it may be wise to start this next wave out with a clean slate.
3. Check to see the status of the local schools late this evening or early Wednesday morning. City government has also be affected by this weather, and schedules have been changed accordingly. Check these linked websites for up to the moment news on cancellation's and changes in municipal services.
4. Mayor Nancy Stevens has issued a statement from her office advising residents of conditions, recommended practices during bad weather.
5. See National Grid's winter safety article, and use the time between storms to get prepared for the incoming heavy weather. On their website, National Grid says "A winter storm is expected to affect our area and may impact your National Grid service. Be prepared by having working flashlights, a battery-operated radio and an extra supply of batteries handy. Stay tuned to your local media or visit our website for the latest service updates and alerts."