Live Snow Blog: Snow Emergency in Effect, School Canceled Wednesday
Newton City Hall will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday and trash pickup for Wednesday will be delayed one day.
Updated 8:50 p.m. Newton City Hall will open at noon Wednesday.
7:20 p.m. Newton Public Schools will be closed tomorrow.
5:58 p.m. The 5:15 outbound Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail train (P525) has been canceled, according to an e-mail alert. Passengers waiting for this train can take the next outbound train, which was scheduled to leave at 5:35 p.m. Several of these later trains are experiencing delays, though, so check the MBTA website for updates.
In addition to its earlier cancelations, West Suburban YMCA has also canceled afternoon babysitting, 6:30 p.m. Power Yoga, 7:15 Awesome Arms and Abs, karate and WSBL mens basketball.
5:16 p.m. Although the snow may have tapered off in parts of the region, a winter storm warning updated by the National Weather Service at 4:41 p.m. says an additional 7 to 12 inches of snow are expected to fall overnight into Wednesday, with snowfall starting again between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Because rain and sleet is expected, the warning notes a "glaze" could form on top of the snow.
The snow is expected to be heavy tomorrow morning and tapering off by 2 p.m. The winter storm warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, though.
According to the mayor's office, trash pickup for Tuesday was delayed quite a bit and some trucks could arrive much later than usual today. If trash is not picked up by tonight, it will have to wait until pickup resumes on Thursday.
An e-mail alert from the MBTA said the 5:15 p.m. outbound Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail train (P525) is running 20-25 minutes behind schedule.
3:20 p.m. Newton City Hall will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and tax payments due today are now due Feb. 4. Trash and recycling collection for Wednesday will be delayed one day.
2:00 p.m. The West Suburban YMCA has canceled all of its afternoon dance classes as well as Bluewaves swim practice and the 8 p.m. Pilates class.
1:54 p.m. According to its website, the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center will remain open for the rest of the day Tuesday, but all paid classes are canceled (including drop-in Israeli Dance, preschool enrichment classes, open rock wall, art classes, swim team and martial arts classes.) Those attending free group classes are urged to call ahead, as they could be canceled depending on the instructor's decision.
The JCC and Godine JCC Early Learning Center will be closed all day Wednesday, according to its website.
1:00 p.m. Newton Free Library's artist reception for the Knowing Our Place exhibit by Larry Grob that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed to Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
12:28 p.m. Religious classes at Temple Emanuel have been canceled for today.
12:18 p.m. All evening programs at the Newton Free Library have been canceled, including the playwrights' group, fiction writers' group and the discussion with author Mark Williams.
11:27 a.m. The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton will open at 12:30 p.m. today. Depending on the storm, the club may not be open after 6 p.m. and patrons are encouraged to call 617-630-2066 after 4 p.m. to confirm closing time.
The MBTA said via e-mail alert this morning that the Framingham/Worcester 11 a.m. outbound Commuter Rail train (P511) is experiencing 20-25 minute delays.
11:00 a.m. The Newton Senior Center will close at noon today.
10:33 a.m. There will be no religious school or evening activities Temple Shalom. Temple Beth Avodah has also canceled religious classes for today and will close at 1 p.m. The nursery school will close at noon.
10:08 a.m. According to the Newton Public Schools website, all schools will remain open Tuesday until their regular dismissal time. All after-school and evening activities are canceled.
9:50 a.m. A snow emergency in the city will start at noon. All cars must be removed from city streets and municipal lots.
According to the city's website, trash collection for this week is still running as scheduled.
Residents who spot a weather-related problem around town are encouraged to contact the city by dialing 311 from any landline or 617-796-1000 from a cell phone. More information is available on the city's website.
Well, there's snow rest for the weary.
With the National Weather Service predicting as much as 18 inches for the next two days, many local schools and organizations are taking precautions and canceling afternoon and evening classes or meetings.
Mount Alvernia High School is closed all day today.
As of 9:15 a.m., all after school sports activities for the Newton Public Schools were still running as scheduled.
And unlike some of the previous storms, both the MBTA's D line and Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line are running on schedule as of 9:25 a.m. The only delays so far today were a 15-20 minute delay on the the D line early this morning around 6:45 a.m. due to a disabled train at Newton Centre.
If you have a business, organization or school that is closing or canceling activities due to the snow, make sure you let Newton Patch know. You can post it in our shout stream on the home page, comment on this story (down at the bottom of the page) or e-mail Melanie.Graham@patch.com.
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And, as always, make sure you stay tuned to Newton Patch for updates on today's storm.