Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Blizzard of '13 was a memorable experience for everybody. What was it like for you?
Approximately two feet of snow dropped on Attleboro during the winter storm that lasted from Friday through Saturday afternoon. This doesn't happen every day (thankfully), but when it does, you get more out of it than a chance to give your arms the shovel workout. You get photos, videos and stories that can be shared forever. You can share your photos and videos here by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos." And if you have a good story to share, write about it in the comments sections below.
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…
It is staffed by police dispatchers, police officers and other city employees as well as a representative from National Grid. Power outages are expected in the city.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 8
The following is an edited press release from the city of Attleboro regarding the opening of an emergency operations center and other storm-related information: In light of the snow storm, Mayor Kevin Dumas has announced that as of 6 p.m. today, the city's emergency operations center will be opened. Mayor Dumas, Police Chief Heagney and Fire Chief Lachance have been meeting throughout the day in regards to the snow storm. The EOC is located at the Attleboro Police Station and can be reached by calling 508-223-2275. Residents experiencing a medical, fire or police emergency should dial 911. The EOC is staffed by personnel consisting of police dispatchers, police officers and other city employees. City of Attleboro departments who are …
Stay up to date about the latest information on the winter storm.
(Bookmark this page because it will be updated frequently. If you have important information to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it on the site ASAP or you can post about it in the comments section below. Feel free to ask questions as well, and we will do our best to get you answers quickly.) Sign up for the Attleboro Patch Newsletter here for the latest information on your city, including breaking news updates. 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…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Some choose to call the pending winter storm Nemo. Others aren't interested.
Whether this pending winter storm is a Storm of the Century or at least something we'll be talking about for the next several days, weeks, months or years—that won't be determined until it finally arrives and after it leaves and we can assess the impact. But when we do talk about it, what will we call it? The Weather Channel says you should call the storm Nemo, a name that makes most people think of a talking fish or a submarine captain. The cable station that some people consider to be the ultimate authority on all things weather decided that it would name all "noteworthy" winter storms in 2012-13 and every season going forward, just like what is done for hurricanes. Athena was the first Weather Channel-named winter storm. Then came …