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Bedford Storm Center: Bedford Public Schools Open Monday

Stay connected on up-to-date information for the potential blizzard.

 

UPDATE 2/10 9:45 p.m.- There has been no announcement as of 9:45 p.m. on Sunday that Bedford Public Schools will be closed Monday. Bedford Police urged motorists via twitter to be cautious driving around town Monday morning, as children will be out at bus stops. Here's the full tweet:

Snow banks are high, roads are narrow and visibility at intersections is decreased. Kids will be at bus stops tomorrow! Please drive slow.

UPDATE 2/10 9:40 p.m.- The final communication from town officials indicates Bedford made it through the Blizzard of 2013 "without any significant events." Town officials also urged residents to shovel near fire hydrants and storm drains. Here is the full message from the town:

The Town made it through the storm without any significant events.

The DPW will continue snow removal operations through the weekend.

If physically able, we encourage residents to keep the nearest hydrant clear. With some rain forecast for Monday it is also advisable to clear the nearest storm drain.

This will be the final update for the February 2013 Blizzard unless there is any other significant event to report.

Updates will be provided as necessary on the Town Website www.bedfordma.gov and on AM 1640.

UPDATE 2/9 3:45 p.m.- In the latest communication from town officials, Bedford residents are reminded that parking on the street or in municipal lots is prohibited during the ensuing snow removal operation. Violators will be towed and fined. From the town website:

The storm is forecasted to continue through midafternoon on Saturday. There has been minimal power outages associated with the storm. The DPW will be working into the evening clearing the roads

The Town requests all residents avoid parking on streets during both the storm and subsequent snow removal operations. The town advises that overnight parking in the street is prohibited. In addition, it is illegal to park on the streets during active snow plowing operations. Parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense and the vehicle’s owner will be fined.

Please try to keep fire hydrants clear of piled snow and walkways open for emergency responders. Please do not push snow from driveways or walkways into the streets. 

In the event of loss of power in your home, please contact NSTAR 1-800-592-2000. Please have a battery operated radio available to hear community updates on AM 1640 in the event of loss of power.

Updates will be provided as necessary on the Town Website www.bedfordma.gov and on AM 1640.

UPDATE 2/9 3:40 p.m.- The Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightening schedule for 7 p.m. has been postponed due to the continuing snow removal effort in and around Boston.

UPDATE 2/9 1:00 p.m.- Gov. Patrick has lifted the statewide driving ban, including the Bedford area, at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

UPDATE 2/9 1:00 p.m.- The blizzard warning issued for the Bedford area has been lifted, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will continue until around 4 p.m., with a possible accumulation of 3 to 7 inches before then. 

UPDATE 2/9 11:35 a.m.-  Snowfall could continue through early this afternoon, with an additional accumulation of 3 to 7 inches today, according to the National Weather Service. We're hearing reports of snowfall totals of around 30 inches around Bedford

UPDATE 2/9 11:30 a.m.- The now two-day blizzard that has crushed Boston has caused the MBTA to stay shut down through Saturday. This includes bus service to Bedford

“Due to the impacts of a severe winter storm, MBTA service will remain suspended on all  modes Saturday, February 9, 2013,” says a post on MBTA.com.

UPDATE 2/9 11:25 a.m.- Mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. 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.

UPDATE 2/9 10:15 a.m.- Power outages are on the rise in Massachusetts. While they don't seem to have hit BEDFORD yet (fingers crossed they won't), you can see the outages creeping closer on these outage maps by utilities NSTAR and National Grid.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m.- The Boston Bruins home game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8 has been pushed from a 1 p.m. to a 7 p.m. start.

UPDATE 12:52 p.m.- Govenor Deval Patrick has signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4 p.m. on Friday. Tolls will stop being collected at 2 p.m.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.- Bedford town offices will be closing at 12 p.m. Friday.

UPDATE 10:07 a.m.- The Bedford Free Public Library will be closing at 1 p.m. Friday and we do not expect to open at all on Saturday. The library will be open on Sunday. The Chinese New Year Celebration will be postponed until Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

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UPDATE 9:38 a.m.- Bright Horizons Child Care is closed due to the blizzard. 

UPDATE 12:16 a.m.- Bedford Public Schools and Middlesex Community College will be closed Friday due to the impending blizzard. 

UPDATE 2/7 6:15 p.m.- Gov. Patrick has asked all drivers to be off the road by 12 p.m on Friday.

UPDATE 2/7 5:45 p.m.- MBTA service has been suspended on all lines effective 3:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 8th including T, commuter rail and bus services.

UPDATE 2/7 4:45 p.m.- The town has issued a statement reminding residents that there is no parking on the streets or in municipal lots during the snowstorm

UPDATE 2/7 2:30 p.m.- The Bedford Stop & Shop will hold extended hours Thursday night, until midnight, and re-open Friday morning at 6 a.m.

UPDATE 2/7 1:00 p.m.- If Bedford gets more than two feet of snow, which is currently what forecasters are projecting, there is no parking on streets or in municipal parking lots until 24 hours after snow has stopped falling, according to the Bedford Police Department. 

ORIGINAL POST- The consensus among forecasters has Bedford in store for up to 24 inches of snow Friday as a result of winter storm Nemo.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS/INFO

CLOSINGS

  • State Courthouses: All state courthouses will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.

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