Sunday, February 10, 2013
One Pendleton Road resident provides two pictures of his street just after noon on Sunday.
UPDATED: 1:50 P.M. Pendleton Road residents are still waiting for one of the town's plows to make a visit to their neighborhood. Resident Bob Pagano sent Sudbury Patch two pictures of his street just after noon today wanting to know one simple question: When is my street going to be plowed? A call to the DPW storm center hotline was answered by an automated voice requesting people leave their name, address, phone number and their emergency as the answering machine is checked often. The Sudbury Police Department said it did receive one call today regarding the unplowed road. "A lot of roads are in bad shape, down to one lane," Sgt. Richard McLean said. "(The DPW crews are) doing their best. They are out there. I just drove up and down …
Ground goes from bare to white in the blink of an eye.
Residents are reminded to clear vents in homes.
Other than the heavy snowfall, The Town of Sudbury was mostly spared during the Blizzard of 2013. The Sudbury Police Department reported no road closures, and NSTAR reported just a handful of power outages. But the Sudbury Fire Department has been busy responding to elevated levels of carbon monoxide in homes. In a release issued by the Sudbury FD, residents are urged to make sure all vents in homes are cleared of snow. "With drifting snow, ventilation outlets for heating systems can be blocked, and cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in living areas," the release reads. "Also, be careful to clear snow from around exhaust pipes if you are sitting inside an idling vehicle." Two people died from CO poisoning in Boston and two others …
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Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Sudbury's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today: but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow.) The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according a Huffington Post report. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
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Keep enough food and, if needed, medications for a few days.
Food? Check. Batteries? Check. Shovels and ice melt? Check. Fido and Fluffy? Hmmm? In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Blizzard of 2013, Buddy Dog Humane Society reminds pet owners to not forget about preparing their furry family members. First, stock up on your pets' necessities to last a few days, says Buddy Dog's Erin Stelmach. "Make sure you have enough food to last a few days," she says. "If your dog or cat is on any prescriptions make sure you are stocked up on their medications, as well, because you won’t be able to get to the store to get them." If you plan on walking your dog at any point of the storm, don't let them free. "Make sure you keep your pet on a leash," Stelmach says. "Animals can easily run off into …