Newton Storm Center: Snow Emergency Declared, Schools Closed

Check back here throughout the storm for updates on what's happening in Newton.

Snowfall forecast on Tuesday evening. Photo: National Weather Service
Snowfall forecast on Tuesday evening. Photo: National Weather Service

Updated 8:31 a.m., Wednesday: The storm is moving out of the area and Newton did not receive the 6-8 inches forecast on Tuesday. The snow emergency, and parking ban, was lifted at 6 a.m.

The city remains under a snow emergency. Newton Police sent out a Tweet saying: If your car was towed overnight please call Tody's Towing at 617-527-0013.

Updated 9:33 p.m., Tuesday: Newton City Hall will be closed until noon on Wednesday. 

Updated 9:19 p.m.: Newton Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the snow.

Updated 8:37 p.m.: Latest National Weather Service forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snowfall in the area. 

Updated 5:49 p.m.: The Mayor's State of the City address has been postponed from Tuesday to Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:45 p.m. 

Updated 5:10 p.m.: All evening activities have been cancelled by the Newton Public Schools. No word on school tomorrow.

Updated at 3:32 p.m.: Governor warns commute expected to be treacherous. He has sent home state employees and encourages private sector encouraged to send employees home as well.

Updated at 2:40 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick has postponed his State of the Commonwealth address scheduled for Tuesday night. He will have a press conference at 3 p.m.

Updated at 2:34 p.m.: The City of Newton has declared a snow emergency beginning at 8 p.m., which means no parking on the street. See details here.

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A snow storm will roll into the area on Tuesday afternoon and will leave several inches of snow by the time it ends Wednesday morning.

The Winter Storm Warning begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and ends at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Gusts of winds will get up to 40 mph and temperatures will be in the teens.

Patch will keep track of closings and power outages during the storm. If you see something in your area contact us at charlie.breitrose@patch.com.

Already, many flights have been cancelled at Boston's Logan Airport.

Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.

Latest Snowfall Forecasts

Important Numbers
  • Police/Fire EMERGENCIES ONLY dial 911
  • Non-emergency police: 617-796-2100
  • Non-emergency fire: 617-796-2210
  • Service request in the city: Make a request online; dial 311 from any Newton landline or 617-796-1000
  • NSTAR: Report an Outage online; (800) 592-2000
  • National Grid gas emergencies: (800) 233-5325
  • Comcast: (800) 266-2278
  • Verizon: (800) 837-4966 (VERIZON)
  • RCN: (800) 746-4726 (RING-RCN)

Be sure to follow Newton Patch on Twitter and Facebook throughout the storm as we'll have ongoing updates there as well.


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