Thursday, March 7, 2013
A winter storm warning and a wind advisory is in effect for Newton.
Although initial forecasts predicted mostly rain for the Boston area, Newton residents woke up to snow already accumulating this morning. So, how much snow will Newton get? Forecasters have said that this will be a prolonged storm that will last throughout the day today and into tomorrow morning. When all is said and done, the Newton area can expect 3-6 inches, according to WHDH. In the WHDH Weather Blog, Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner says snow will be steady along and east of I-95. Areas west of I-95 will see patchy snow this morning and more steady precipitation later today. By tonight, Reiner says everyone can expect "widespread-steady snow." Looking for more Newton news? Follow Newton Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The city of Newton spent roughly $1.6 million on the Blizzard of 2013 -- but winter is not over yet.
Although the forecast is still a toss-up, Newton public works crews are still prepping for this weekend's potential snow storm. "We are getting ready for it and getting equipment ready," said Department of Public Works Commissioner Dave Turocy. "We've taken the last two weeks to recover from the big blizzard and this week we've been able to replenish our salt and fuel supplies." As of Friday morning, forecasters are predicting anywhere between 3 inches to 12 inches, depending on where a snow/rain line falls. Most meteorologists are putting that line at the Mass Pike, with communities north of the highway receiving 6 to 12 inches. The city of Boston and communities south of the Pike are expected to get 3 to 6 inches. Although several of …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Newton could see up to a foot of snow.
The snow may be melting, but it's not quite time to put the shovels away. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Newton could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. According to a warning from the National Weather Service, there is a "high probability" for a strong storm to impact southern New England late Saturday into Sunday. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert says the storm will start with rain and eventually turn in to heavy, wet snow. Snow will start between 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and continue overnight Saturday into Sunday, Lambert writes. The storm should wrap up by midday Sunday. As of Thursday morning, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in the Newton area. Lambert predicts the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Many parents and teachers took to social media Sunday night to express their opinions about Monday's school cancellation in Newton.
After the Friday-Saturday blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on Newton, school officials decided Sunday night to cancel school for Monday, Feb. 11. Once the announcement was made, several parents and teachers took to social media to express their opinions on the decision to cancel school. Here's a sampling of what we saw: @ctanowitz: Wish #Newton schools would give a reason for closing schools in the phone message. Parents aren't happy. Cc: @14thVillage @NewtonMAPatch @Mr_Martenis: @ctanowitz @NewtonMAPatch #Newton Teachers are frustrated as well. @dlluce: @Mr_Martenis @ctanowitz @newtonmapatch how about the safety of the children comes first. I think that's the best reason EVER. @traxbrah: #Newton students are happy @NewtonMAPatch @…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Power outages were minimal during the storm, according to city officials.
[Update 7:24 p.m. - The city has lifted the snow emergency and parking ban as of 8 p.m. Saturday] -- As the historic February 2013 blizzard winds down, Newton city officials are urging residents to stay home, if possible, as crews continue to clear roads, sidewalks and municipal parking lots. "If [residents] do not need to be out, please stay home," Mayor Setti Warren told Newton Patch this afternoon. "We have a lot of work to do." The city-wide parking ban and snow emergency will remain in effect for the time being, officials said, and the city's emergency operations center at Newton Fire Headquarters will also be in place through Sunday morning. Newton DPW Commissioner Dave Turocy reported Saturday that all streets are open and …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Newton is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Newton Patch's coverage area. How much snow do you have at your Newton home? Share your totals in the comments section below. For more Newton storm information, check out our Newton Storm Center for all the updates you need. You can also receive Newton storm updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter or our email newsletters.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The mayor is looking for a Department of Public Utilities investigation and/or hearing regarding NSTAR's response after this weekend's storm.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren has requested that Attorney General Martha Coakley and the Department of Public Utilities investigate NSTAR's performance and response to the October 30 snowstorm. In his letter, Warren says NSTAR's response "missed the mark on all expectations, causing substantial strife to the citizen's of the city of Newton." To view a copy of this letter, click the .pdf to the right. Four days after the storm hit the region, more than 250 Newton customers are still without power, according to an updated on NSTAR's website posted at noon today. Warren explains that his office contacted NSTAR prior to the weekend storm for a "storm desk" phone number, which was supposed to provide information regarding power restoration and …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
NSTAR is reporting that around 470 customers in Newton are still without power.
Updated 4:40 p.m. According to NSTAR's website, approximately 780 customers in Newton are now without power, or around 1.8 percent of the total customers This number is up from earlier today; there were 471 outages reported at noon. NSTAR has explained in the past that as the power company works on restoring electricity to homes, they sometimes need to cut power to a whole circuit to make the repairs, as NSTAR employees cannot work on the power lines while they are live. However, Newton resident Nancy Brown reported this afternoon that power is back on at Day Street. Earlier today, residents on that street were still in the dark. Crews can be spotted around Newton and some roads are closed for clean-up. Grant Avenue in Newton Centre was …
Monday, October 31, 2011
According to the utility company's website, there are still about 1,200 Newton NSTAR customers without power.
Updated 6 p.m. As of 4 p.m., NSTAR just under 3 percent of its Newton customers are without power, or 1,145 customers. Trick-or-treating is still on for tonight in Newton, but be safe while walking around. If you have a house or neighborhood that is without power and may not have candy, post it in our comments section below. 12:30 p.m. According to the office of Newton Mayor Setti Warren, no emergency shelters have been opened in the city at this time and residents without power and heat are encouraged to stay with friends and family, if possible. The mayor's Citizen's Assistance Officer Aaron Goldman reminded residents Monday afternoon that the Newton Senior Center has re-opened and is available for those looking to warm up. The Newton…