Thursday, February 7, 2013
Waltham schools will be closed Feb. 8 due to the impending snow storm.
The Waltham Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8, according to the schools' website, due to the snow storm that is expected to hit the area on Friday and into Saturday. The storm could dump in the vicinity of two feet of snow on Waltham, and the city has declared a snow emergency. To find out more information on the storm, check the Waltham Patch Snowstorm Info Center. Leave other school or community event cancellations as a comment on this story, on the storm info center story.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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The December storm left more than snow. It left unshoveled sidewalks that became ice and a potential danger for pedestrians. However, there could be remedies for icy sidewalks – a city regulation to require residents to shovel the sidewalks outside of their home. Currently, a Waltham city ordinance requires property owners on Main Street to shovel the sidewalks outside of their building within 24 hours of snowfall ceasing. That regulation applies to both sides of the street from Prospect Hill Road to Linden Street. Newton is currently considering extending a two-year trial period that requires all property owners to clear snow from their sidewalk within 30 hours of the snow falling. TELL US: Should Waltham adopt an ordinance to require …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The snow continues.
In lieu of wild weather bearing down on the city, Waltham Patch is not running its regular 5 Things colum today. Instead, use these tips to survive todays, or any future, snowstorm. 1. Clear any collapsable surface of snow. Much of the recent snow has not melted and it could be weighing down your roof, do due dilligence and clear it off. 2. Shovel your walkway. While you may not be using this during the day, first responders may need to use it in the event of an emergency. Trust me. I know this first hand. 3. If you must not go to work, stay off of the roads. It's not worth getting into accident. 4. Check on any elderly neighbors. Make sure they are warm and OK. 5. Don't leave space heaters unattended. If left alone, they could …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Up to 12 inches expected over next 24 hours
Prepare for snow Waltham! The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall starting at 2 a.m. with 2-4 inches accumulating overnight. Wednesday morning will bring additional snowfall, of up to 14 additional inches, according to the NWS. The city will also see winds of up to 41 miles per hours. The impending storm has already forced many closings and warnings. Waltham Public Schools, Bentley University, Babson College, Gann Academy are all closed Jan. 12. Also, the city has declared a snow emergency as of 6 p.m. meaning on-street parking is prohibited. Violators are subject to tow. Gov. Deval Patrick, in a media briefing Tuesday night, ordered all non-essential state employees to stay home and urged private employers to do the same. “…