Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
Tuesday, February 12
As the rain falls on Marlborough, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was used …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Crews will be working all week to open up Marlborough's streets following the 2013 Blizzard.
The Blizzard of 2013 dropped roughly a foot of snow on the area and it simply takes time to clear that amount of snow, say officials. "We are going to be spending all week pushing back the streets," said Marlborough General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder. The snow fell at a steady clip throughout the night, prompting a massive dig out Saturday. That dig out will continue for the Department of Public Works all this week, said Calder. Residents will need to be patient as the clean up continues, he said. However, he urged residents to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods. "They are talking the possibility of rain on Tuesday," said Calder. "You'll have flooding everywhere if water can't get to the drains."
We took photos before and after the blizzard in multiple places throughout the city.
We took photos before and after in multiple places throughout the city and have gathered them here for you to see. Have some before and after photos of your own? Add your own photos to the gallery.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Local photographer Paul Bishop has condensed footage of the 2013 Blizzard into a three minute video.
The activity involving the 2013 Blizzard dubbed "Nemo" took place over roughly 24 hours. Now you can see it all play out in 3 minutes. Local photographer Paul Bishop has created a timelapse video that shows the entire storm taking place in just a few minutes. Take a look at the video above and then take a look at Paul's other videos here.
Following the big blizzard, we have the big dig out.
Those traveling through town Saturday afternoon were greeted by the sounds and sights of snow being cleared throughout Marlborough as the big dig out followed the big blizzard of 2013. "It's going slow. This is our second time out here," said Marge Scott who was shoveling in front of her home. The snow blowers and shovels were working hard to clear an estimated two feet of snow that fell on the city over night. The storm was right up there with the Blizzard of '78 which she looked back upon fondly commenting that it was even fun. "People were on sleds and snowmobiles," said Scott. Some people were out enjoying themselves following the storm. Joseph Seay was out with his wife Sally and daughter Catherine looking for somewhere to sled after …
We know you have photos of the massive amount of snowfall Friday night and we want to see them.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
MEMA announced the decision on its Facebook page.
The statewide driving ban will be lifted as of 4 p.m., the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency posted on its Facebook page. The driving ban was lifted at 1 p.m. for Nantucket and for all communities west of I-91. Residents across the entire state are free to drive after 4. MEMA officials had asked community members to top calling 911 and their local public safety departments about this topic.
The brunt of the storm is behind us, but will you see your mail today?
An inquisitive reader asked if mail delivery will happen today after so much snow overnight. The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. She reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday when mail delivery will resume.
Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - and upload it to Marlborough Patch!
As the forecasted snow storm continues to drop snow in the Marlborough area today, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Marlborough Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
The stories about the storm continue to come in and we have them all here.