Marlborough Storm Central: How Much Snow Fell in Marlborough?

Check back here for updates on the first significant snow storm of 2014.

The snow-swept entrance to Ward Park. Credit: Mary MacDonald
The snow-swept entrance to Ward Park. Credit: Mary MacDonald
Two days into the New Year and we're in the thick of our first significant snow storm. Get the snow shovels ready, or the snow blower if you have one. Below is what you need to know. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.

Snow Totals

Marlborough didn't get as much as initially forecast, at least according to this map from the National Weather Service, updated with totals as of 9 a.m. The city fell into the 3 to 6 inch range. Boston, on the other hand, got a foot.

Closures and Cancellations

All state trial courts will be closed Friday. The following notice was distributed at 9:20 a.m.: "Snow volume, high winds and severe temperatures, and road conditions make it advisable to remain closed for the safety of the public and court staff. Emergency matters can be addressed through the Judicial Response system which typically operates outside of normal court hours."

Gov. Deval Patrick told state employees to stay home on Friday. All state offices will be closed, he said. He also encouraged private employers to do the same.

Marlborough Schools will be closed Friday, the district announced at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. And no activities or evening events either.

Gov. Deval Patrick in a press conference Thursday ordered all state employees, except MBTA and DOT essential employees, home by 3 p.m. He encouraged private employers to do the same.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Tips on preparing for extreme cold

Marlborough Emergency Contacts
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911. An emergency does NOT include telling police your power or cable is out.
  • Marlborough Police Department - (508) 485-1212
  • Marlborough Fire Department headquarters - 508-624-6986
  • National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • NStar: Report a power outage website
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • MBTA Anderson/Woburn station: service updates
Be sure to follow Marlborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, as often the news breaks there first. 

Do you have a cancellation to report? Post a comment on this story or send an email to Editor Mary MacDonald at mary.macdonald@patch.com


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