UPDATE, 3:53 p.m.: Waltham Public Schools will be closed tomorrow.
UPDATE, 11:02 a.m.: Starting at 2 p.m., limited MBTA subway and bus service will run on the Red, Orange, Blue lines between Orient Heights and Government Center, and Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere, according to MBTA.com/weather.
Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street in Newton only.
Customers are encouraged to stay home and "use service sparingly," if possible, the website said.
Commuter rail routes will remain suspended through Sunday.
The MBTA weather update says regularly scheduled MBTA service will resume Monday morning.
“Customers should expect significant delays and plan extra time for their Monday morning commute as MBTA service recovers from the impacts of the storm. Due to significant snow accumulations, customers are encouraged to use caution at station platforms and bus stops,” the site says.
UPDATE, Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:45 a.m.: There is no official word on whether Waltham Public Schools will be held yet. Also, MBTA service has been suspended for today.
The snow emergency/parking ban in Waltham will be lifted at 10 a.m. Motorists must have their cars out of Waltham Public School lots by 10 a.m., Chiasson said, in order for crews to clean the lots. Motorists must have their cars out of city-owned lots by Monday before regular parking hours in the lots resume.
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UPDATE, 7 p.m.: The snow emergency in Waltham will be lifted at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, according to Consolidated Public Works Director Michael Chiasson.
Starting at 10 a.m., motorists will again be allowed to park their cars on the street, Chiasson said.
Also, motorists must have their cars out of Waltham Public School lots by 10 a.m., Chiasson said, in order for crews to clean the lots. Motorists must have their cars out of city-owned lots by Monday before regular parking hours in the lots resume.
UPDATE, 4 p.m.: The driving ban has been lifted.
Shaw's (River Street): Open
Shaw's (Lexington Street): Open
UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: As of 3:30 p.m., NStar was reporting 18 power outages in Waltham.
Waltham appears to be faring the storm well. Moody Street and surrounding residential streets had been plowed and appear safe to travel. Most Moody Street stores were closed during an afternoon visit downtown.
Many residents are out shoveling snow while others are walking to stores for provisions and walking home.
Shoppers Cafe: Opened at 2 p.m.
Watch City Brewing: Open
Charcoal Guidos: Closed
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: The Massachusetts travel ban will end at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
UPDATE, 11:45 a.m.: The snowfall has ceased in Waltham and the sun is out. Also, crews are working to clear the roads.
Shoppers Cafe: Hoping to open today. Follow @shopperscafe on Twitter for updates.
Charcoal Guidos on Moody Street: Hoping to open today. Follow @charcoalguidoes on Twitter for updates.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:15 a.m.: Waltham Patch users are reporting up to 25 inches of snow in Waltham. NStar is reporting 11 customers without power, down from 648 last night. Also, the driving ban is still in place, but officials say they will revisit it every few hours. Also, all MBTA service is suspended today.
Cafe on The Common: Open
In A Pickle: Closed
Waltham Boys & Girls Club: Closed
Doctors Express: Closed
Waltham Public Library: Closed
Friday, Feb. 8
UPDATE, 10:45 p.m.: Waltham Firefighters just rescued a city worker from a Bobcat vehicle that rolloved over in front of the Waltham Police headquarters at 175 Lexington St., according to the Waltham Police twitter feed and scanner reports. A bucket loader was used to to push the vehicle upright. The worker is ok.
UPDATE, 10:18 p.m.: According to Waltham Police, NStar has 600 customers in Waltham without power.
UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Waltham Patch users are now reporting around 10 inches of snow in Waltham and one even reported lightning.
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: As of 7 p.m., Waltham Pathch readers were reporting around 4.5 inches of snow. Also, Waltham Police have reported no car crashes today.
UPDATE, 6 p.m.: Roads sound slippery and dangerous, but regardless, Gov. Deval Patrick has banned travel on them until further notice. As the night descends on Waltham, please heed the rules and stay off the road. If you need a warm place to go, Shopper's Cafe on Moody Street is open until 1 a.m. and as long as they have power.
Also, only NStar is reporting only one power outage in Waltham so far. Also, Waltham Patch user Matthew Carter reported 2.8 inches of snow at his home as of 5 p.m.
- State Courthouses, including Waltham District Court: all state courthouses will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.
- A snow emergency has been declared for Waltham, which includes parking restrictions.
- MBTA: Service will be suspended at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.
- Waltham Public Schools are cancelled for Friday.
- Bentley University: evening classes on Friday are cancelled, non-essential offices are closed.
- Waltham Public Library: Closed
- Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall: Closed, Winter Carnavale events are postponed until Monday, Feb. 11.
- Brandeis University: Closed
- City Hall: Most offices closed. Mayor's Office, Treasureer and City Clerk are open until noon.
- Waltham Boys & Girls Club: Closed
- Waltham YMCA: Closed
- Logan Airport: Last departure is at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. It will remain closed until Sunday.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS/INFO
- A snow emergency has been declared for Waltham as of 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, according to the Consolidated Public Works Director Michael Chiasson. On-street parking is prohibited. Violators are subject to tow.
- Residents may park in any of the city’s school lots until 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Residents must move their cars from school lots by 10 a.m. on Sunday, according to Chiasson.
- Residents may park in any of the municipal lots on Saturday and Sunday, regardless of whether they have a parking permit, Chiasson said. On Monday, Feb. 11, parking enforcement officers will resume regular ticketing in city lots.
- City lots available for parking: all Waltham Public School lots, Waltham Public Library, Central Square parking garage on Common Street, City Hall (rear lot), Carter Street lot, Railroad Avenue lot, Embassy parking garage on Pine Street, Crescent Street lot, Spruce Street lot, Walnut Street lot and the Chestnut Street lot.
- Trash pickup will proceed on normal schedule on Friday, Feb. 7.
- Gov. Deval Patrick has banned all vehicle traffic statewide starting at 4 p.m. on Friday Feb. 8. Massachusetts Turnpike tolls will stop collection at 2 p.m.
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department: 781-314-3600
- IF YOUR CAR IS TOWED, CALL: Waltham Auto Body 781-899-1150; Ramsay's Auto, 152 Prospect St., 781-899-1915; Pilgrim Auto, 781-899-7320
- Fire Department: 781-314-3710
- DPW: 781-314-3800
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726)
- MBTA Service updates
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