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Stoughton Patch Storm Center: Remember Parking Ban

There will be no school today in Stoughton, because of the storm. Southeastern Regional and Norfolk Aggie are also off Friday.

Stoughton's parking ban is effective until April 1 between the hours of 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Residents are also remained the town is not liable for any damage done to mailboxes, shrubs, lawns, fences, steps, sprinkler heads or trees which are within the street layout due to snow removal activities. The fine for violation of these parking regulations is $15 for each offense and/or towing of vehicle at owner’s expense.

-Police reported they had to tow four vehicles for interfering with the plows.

-As of 8 a.m., the Stoughton Police Department was reporting that the town had received 9.5 inches of snow. They are also asking people to stay home if at all possible to let the police, fire and public works department handle the storm.

-If you lose power, National Grid wants you call 1-800-465-1212. You can also track or report a live outage using their interactive map: http://ngrid.com/wawRlw

-MEMA released the following tips for dealing with the cold and the snow. Frostbite symptoms are a loss of feeling or a pale appearance of fingers, toes or face. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help. If you are shoveling, avoid overexertion and take frequent breaks (especially in the very cold temperatures.)

-Governor Deval Patrick has closed all state offices Friday, Jan. 3. He also asked employers to allow their workers to stay home and off the road.

-You are advised not to go out if don't have in the morning to allow for the storm to end or for the clean-up to take place.

-Blue Hills Ski Area is reporting more a foot of powder storm from last night's storm. They are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

-The Stoughton High-Franklin girls' basketball game scheduled for Friday night at home has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 4. The freshman game will be at 10 a.m., followed by junior varsity game and the varsity game at 1 p.m.

-At 12:30 a.m., WBZ-TV increased the project snowfall totally to be in the 14-18 inch range in the Stoughton area.

-Fire departments are asking people to take time to shovel out hydrants.

-There will be no school today in Stoughton, because of the storm. Southeastern Regional and Norfolk Aggie are also off Friday.

Thursday, Jan. 2:
Stoughton has postponed all after-school activities for Thursday and canceled school for Friday,

Southeastern Regional and Norfolk Aggie closed Thursday.

-The Stoughton High athletic teams have had their games canceled for Friday. Rescheduling of the games is to be announced.

-The Stoughton House of Brews is canceling open mic night Thursday, Jan. 2. They will be still be open for business.

-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday that state offices will remained closed Friday. He is also asking that private employees keep workers at home.

-The Stoughton Housing Authority canceled their meeting Thursday, Jan. 2 meeting.

GUIDE TO SNOW CENTER


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Stay tuned for more updates.

For the latest weather news, go to our friends at WHDH-TV.

Important numbers and websites:
  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-344-2424
  • Fire Department: (Freeman Street), 781-344-3122 or 781-341-9866, (Central Street) 781-344-3170 oe 781-341-4084
  • DPW: 781-344-2112
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966
  • MBTA Service updates
  • National Grid: Customers can receive text message alerts and updates by texting the word STORM to NGRID (64673) to follow the storm on their mobile devices by using the National Grid mobile app. The company also provides real time outage information on its Outage Central web site at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/CorporateHub







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