Sudbury Patch Storm Center: Best Friends Sudbury Open Today

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Winter storm warning in effect. Courtesy NWS
Winter storm warning in effect. Courtesy NWS
Best Friends Sudbury has regular hours today. 


Town offices will be closed today due to the storm and road conditions. This includes Flynn Building, Town Hall, Fairbank Community Center (including Atkinson Pool, Council on Aging, and Recreation offices and services), Goodnow Library and non-essential offices at the Public Works department.  


A reader on the Sudbury Patch Facebook page confirmed L-S has also cancelled classes for Friday.


Sudbury Public Schools has cancelled classes for Friday, according to a statement on its website.


Due to weather conditions, non-essential Town offices closed at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

A decision on opening of Town Buildings on Friday will be made tomorrow morning after an assessment of weather and road conditions.


In consideration of public and staff safety in light of the current coastal storm, the Massachusetts Trial Court will close courthouses statewide today at 3 p.m. and will delay opening on Friday in all counties until noon. An assessment for Friday afternoon operations will be made in the morning. No first-day jurors are scheduled to report on Friday.  


Goodnow Library will close today at 2:30 p.m. due to the weather conditions. 


The Park and Recreation Department and Atkinson Pool will be closing at 2:30 p.m. today. 

We will provide updates on closures/delayed openings as they become available.


From L-S Superintendent Bella Wong on when a decision will be made on Friday classes: Might not be until after 6 PM forecast. 


Swimmers heading to Atkinson Pool will be allowed to enter the pool as late as 4:15 p.m. and will need to exit the pool by 4:45 p.m. for a 5 p.m. facility closing.


The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Sudbury, effective midnight tonight to 11 a.m. Friday.

Wind chill index may reach -16.

A wind chill advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees for at least three hours. Frostbite can develop in just 30 minutes with a wind chill index of -20. 


Click here for important cold-weather safety tips.


According to NSTAR, there is currently one power outage reported in Sudbury.

If you experience a power outage, tell us in the comments section below.


The Sudbury Police Department is advising residents to stay off the roads while state and local DPW crews salt and sand the roads.

According to Lt. Robert Grady, Sudbury officers have been dispatched for three accidents in Sudbury. 

"Residents should prepare for storm and only travel if they need to," he said. "The roads are a little greasy." 

No injuries were reported in the accidents.

"Motorists need to watch their speeds and need to let the DPW crews clean off roads before getting out there."


Need something to do with your preschooler this snowy Thursday? Drop in for a lively and noisy half hour of songs, musical instruments, parachutes and fun for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers at Goodnow Library at 10:30 a.m.

Program is held in the Community Room. Musical instruments will be provided.


The Featherland ice skating rink is open for use, however, it will not be plowed until the end of the storm. 


Sudbury town buildings are opening on a normal schedule. All employees are encouraged to use caution getting to work. 


Goodnow Library will open as usual at 9 a.m.


With the storm approaching and Sudbury Public Schools cancelled, Sudbury Park and Rec has cancelled all programs for Thursday.

The Atkinson Pool is currently scheduled to open at 9 am on Thursday. Any updates or changes will be posted as they happen.


According to the National Weather Service, there is the potential for wind chills of 15 to 25 below later Thursday night into early Saturday. Wind chills look coldest Friday night into Saturday morning.


According to WHDH, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School has also cancelled classes Thursday due to the snowstorm.


Students in the Sudbury Public Schools system will have their holiday break extended by at least one day.

According to an SPS parent, Superintendent Anne Wilson has sent out an automated call alerting parents to the snow day.


The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning.

The affected area includes Sudbury.

The warning is from Thursday at 4 a.m. until Friday at 10 a.m.

Predicted snow accumulations have increased to 8 to 14 inches.

A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12-hour period, or 8 or more inches in a 24-hour period.

Numerous schools in Massachusetts have already canceled school for Thursday. As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, school was still on for Sudbury Public Schools and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for Thursday.

Below is the original story.


The long holiday break for Sudbury Public Schools and Lincoln-Sudbury students could be extended thanks to the new year's first winter storm that is expected to hit the area Thursday and Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm watch is in effect for all of southern New England, including Sudbury, from late Wednesday night through Friday morning.

Most of the affect area can expect anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow. Residents living along the eastern coastline of Massachusetts should prepare from 8 to 14 inches, with near blizzard conditions.

Snowfall is predicted to start after midnight on Wednesday. There may be a lull in the storm on Thursday, but pick up in intensity with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, resulting in whiteout conditions.

Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph, will result in dangerous wind chills.

A winter storm watch is issued when the potential for 6 or more inches of snow is predicted in a 12-hour period, , or 8 or more inches in a 24-hour period.


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