Due to the blizzard forecasted to hit New England tomorrow, Newton Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 8.
According to a message left on the Newton Public Schools Snow Emergency hotline, all public schools in Newton will be closed tomorrow, including the preschool and the Education Center.
In addition to NPS, Mount Alvernia High School, Andover Newton Theological School, and Newton Country Day School will also be closed tomorrow.
According to the National Weather Service, Friday's storm is forecasted to dump as much as two feet of snow on the Newton area. Winds will be between 30-40 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect through Saturday at 1 p.m. Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour once the storm picks up Friday evening.
A snow emergency will go into effect in the city as of noon on Friday, Feb. 8. All cars must be removed from city streets and municipal lots by noon on Friday.
City officials will hold a press conference Friday morning at the city's Emergency Operations Center (Newton Fire Headquarters) to update the public on storm preparations.
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Remember, if you have any storm-related service requests for the city of Newton, you can dial 311 from any Newton landline (or 617-796-1000 from any other line). Service requests can also be made online.
For all emergencies, please dial 911.