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Newton Public Schools Closed Tuesday, Snow Emergency in Effect

All cars must be parked off the street.

Updated 2 p.m.: .

 

Posted earlier:

Yes, another storm. 

A snow emergency is currently in effect in Newton. All cars must be parked off the street and out of city lots. 

Cars left on city streets and in municipal parking lots will be ticketed and towed.

In addition, the Newton Public Schools are closed today, March 19. This includes the Education Center as well as the preschool programs. All after school activities are also canceled.

This is the sixth snow day for the Newton Public Schools. The district allows in its calendar for five snow days and after that, it must start adding days to the school year. This means the last day for students is now June 26, 2013.

Other schools closed today include:

  • Mount Alvernia High School
  • Solomon Schechter Day School
  • Jackson and Walnut Park schools
  • Lasell College

Mount Ida College and Boston College will delay their opening times today. Both schools will open at 11 a.m.

Despite the snow, trash and recycling pick-up in the city is on schedule today. The Newton Free Library is also open.

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If you have any snow-related service requests for the city, call them in to the City Hall customer service line at 617-796-1000. Requests can also be made through the city's online 311 system. All emergencies should be reported to 911.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Newton area until 11 a.m. In addition to the snow, the area is supposed to get a bit of freezing rain this morning and early afternoon.

Stay tuned to Patch for more weather updates. 

How much snow do you have? Post your Newton snow totals in the comments section below. 

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Upset Parent March 19, 2013 at 01:10 PM
The city really needs to start using 2 hour delays. This is the 2nd storm where a 2 hour delay would be more than appropriate.
Spaceadmrl March 19, 2013 at 01:18 PM
I know I'm dating myself.....I went to school in Boston and walked to school. I remember walking in the snow and in blizzards. I can recall all of us taking our mittens and wool hats off which were frozen with wet snow and our hair was wet too. The toasty radiator in the classroom warmed us up and our leggings and such were all spread out to dry. These days, maybe kids can still go to school even though it's snowing??? I survived it!
Stephanie March 19, 2013 at 02:34 PM
I also believe that a two hour delay would be have been better. At noon Newton Center will be packed. All the kids will be out and about, and traffic will be heavy. No one is staying home today, except for the parents who are working - and their kids will be inside. My deadend street was plowed by 6 AM this morning. I really wish someone would let me know why Newton no longer declares delays. Do you think that the Patch can get the answer?
Wendy Schapiro March 19, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Needham had a two-hour delay and though my son whined about it for the entire drive to school (and is a senior, so he won't have to go later in the year anyway) even he agreed it would have been wrong to cancel when all was said and done.

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