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Winter Storm: Attleboro Information Center

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Latest Storm Information

Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Update: Gov. Patrick will lift the statewide driving ban at 4 p.m. His website states, "Please continue to stay off the roads unless necessary to allow plows, utility crews and public safety officials to clear streets and restore power. Use common sense and be safe."

Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Update: A shelter has opened at Attleboro High School . Ideally, you should go to friends or family members' homes first. The shelter should be a last resort. Go here for more information. There are 3,166 Attleboro customers without power, according to National Grid.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Update: Snow continues to fall and wind is moving at a steady speed as Attleboro is blanketed in knee-deep snow. National Grid is reporting 3,862 are without power.

Saturday, 12 a.m. Update: Nearly 5,000 customers are without power in Attleboro. There are many other power outages reported throughout the state.

Friday, 6 p.m. Update: The emergency operations center is open at the Attleboro police station. Call for storm-related issues at 508-223-2275. If it is a emergency, dial 911. Go here for more information about the EOC.

Friday, 1 p.m. Update: Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order banning all vehicle traffic after 4 p.m.

11:30 p.m Update: Mayor Kevin Dumas has declared a "citywide snow emergency" and advises everybody to stay home and off city streets unless a person has an extreme emergency. No street parking will be allowed beginning at 7 a.m. until further notice.

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As of Thursday at 4 p.m., the National Weather Service has upgraded the Blizzard Watch for Attleboro to a Blizzard Warning. 

"A blizzard warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and/or blowing and drifting snow," the NWS' website states. "Visibilities will become poor with whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented. So persons in the warning area are advised to stay indoors." 

Light snow is expected to develop Friday morning, with the amount expected to increase throughout the day. The worst part of the storm is expected to be Friday night. Up to two feet of snow could fall in what the NWS is calling "a potential historic winter storm."

Closures

  • Attleboro Public Schools will be closed Friday.
  • From the Police Department: Effective Friday morning at 7 a.m., a parking ban on all city streets will be in effect and will be enforced. Residents are also reminded of the overnight parking ban on city streets.
  • Dayspring Christian Academy will be closed Friday. There will be no daycare or open house Saturday.
  • Friday happens to be a Professional Day at Bishop Feehan, so the school was scheduled to be closed long ago. Teachers' activities for Friday have been abbreviated, according to the school.

Other Important Information

  • From the city: Trash and recycling services will start one hour early on Friday. Please have your trash and recycling curbside by 6 a.m.
  • The Hockomock League Indoor Track Championships scheduled for Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston has been postponed.

Useful Contact Information

  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 508-222-1212
  • Fire Department: 508-222-2324
  • Emergency Operations Center: 508-223-2275
  • Public Works Snow Issues: 508-222-0006
  • To report a power outage: 800-322-3223
  • To report downed wires or electrical emergencies: 800-465-1212
  • MBTA: Service updates
Carol Bragg February 07, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Kudos to the City of Attleboro! It's great to see you getting the word out early.
Theresa Richard February 07, 2013 at 07:45 PM
wpri website has Attleboro schools closed
Jerry Chase February 08, 2013 at 02:13 AM
The question in my mind is, will the City's DPW have the equipment ready while the workers are on straight time, so that when they get called in to plow, the trucks are ready immediately . . . . instead of paying them overtime to install the plows. I'm a pro-worker man, a pro-union man, with people who worked with me can attest. But I simply want to know. What else would they be doing on Friday's straight time, anyway?
Neal February 08, 2013 at 07:17 PM
is Duval for real. Leave it to this clown to declare an "emergency" at 4pm when we will have approximately 4 inches of snow on the ground to get around a constitutional freedom. Hey Duval - people have jobs and errands and responsibilities to others, regardless of the snow. Some of us even have these amazing things called 4 wheel drives vehicles. I understand the need to get people off the streets, but 4pm is ridiculous.
Jerry Chase February 08, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Let's compare today versus '78: in 1978, there was one mode of transportation that continued to function and operate during the entire blizzard and afterwards: the trains to and from Boston. The governor shuts down the MBTA commuter trains?? How logical is this, given that a three-foot snowstorm with NOT stop a train?

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