Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Several readers complimented the Winchester Department of Public Works and the job they did clearing snow-covered roads during the blizzard.
We asked you, our readers, how you would rate Winchester's plowing during the blizzard and one thing is certain: you are proud of the work done by the Winchester Department of Public Works. Compare and Contrast Some of the readers compared the job done by Winchester to nearby communities and private contractors, and the consensus was that the town did a better job. "Winchester DPW are the best in the state. Excellent work!" wrote reader elisa on Winchester Patch. "Excellent job compared to many surrounding communities!" wrote reader Town Crier. "I am normally a critic of the plowing job the town does," wrote reader RT. "I must say that with this amount of snow, I doubt that anyone else could do much better." Reader BAV added, "I was …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Upload your blizzard photos today!
As the forecasted snow storm moves into the Winchester area, 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, office, classroom, whatever 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 Winchester Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how Winchester handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how Winchester’s plows handled the more than two feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Winchester Storm Center PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013 in Winchester
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Winchester Department of Public Works concentrated their post-blizzard cleanup efforts in the downtown area Monday night into Tuesday morning.
The Winchester Department of Public Works concentrated their cleanup efforts in the downtown area Monday night into Tuesday morning. "Winchester Center is really bad...so we will shut down the downtown area and bring equipment in and concentrate on cleaning up the sidewalks," Gill said on Monday afternoon. No parking was allowed in the downtown area from 10 p.m. Monday through 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to Gill. DPW crews have been working long hours to cleanup up the estimated 30.2 inches of snow that fell in town during the blizzard Friday into Saturday. "The guys are very tired," Gill said, adding that many of his employees have worked 40 to 50 hours the past couple days. "Fortunately, no one has been hurt during the cleanup." Snow …
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tell us about the condition of the roads in Winchester.
After the blizzard of '13, Winchester has more than two feet of snow on the ground. Are the roads still covered in snow? Are the roads plowed yet? Tell us what you think about the condition of the roads in Winchester in the comments section below. Should the town have more plows out?
The blizzard forced Winchester businesses to operate on different hours, while residents struggled to dig themselves out of about two feet of snow following the blizzard of 2013.
The blizzard forced Winchester businesses to operate on different hours, while residents struggled to dig themselves out of about two feet of snow following the blizzard of 2013. When the blizzard hit the Winchester area Friday and didn't conclude until midday Saturday, the town and its residents were left shoveling and snowblowing their driveways, walkways and other parts of their properties for hours. For example, Mystic Valley Parkway residents reported spending a few hours shoveling their properties, and even those with snowblowers labored initially to clear a path to expedite the snow removal process. Aside from snow, several Winchester homeowners had to contend with power outages at the height of the storm, according to an NSTAR …
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Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Winchester's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of 2013 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he 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 press statement by the Massachusetts Emergency Management …