Monday, March 11, 2013
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Some Waltham Patch readers have called for the city to hire additional municipal workers and equipment to clear now, but do you agree? The question has emerged in the wake of City Councillors recently criticizing Mayor Jeannette McCarthy for not having enough equipment and workers to handle the February blizzard. She plans to revamp the plowing system. Consolidated Public Works Director Michael Chiasson ahs said told McCarthy he does not has enough equipment and that additional equipment is slated for future purchase. However, future purchases have not yet been funded. What do you think? Should the city hire more workers and purchase more snow-clearing equipment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting at least six inches of snow with a foot of snow possible.
Will Waltham get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Waltham area. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the South …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The storm is long over, but many Waltham streets are still just as snow covered as they were Saturday morning.
Many Waltham streets are still covered with snow, according to Waltham residents who have vented their frustrations on Twitter and Facebook. Waltham Patch readers have emailed and sent photos via Twitter of streets in their neighborhoods saying their roads are in still in roughe shape more than 24 hours after the storm ended. The City of Waltham has been working to clear the streets, but at least one City Councilor, Ken Doucette, hass been taking plowing requests and notifying. Tweet him at @KenDoucette. If your street needs to be plowed, list it in the comments. Photos are helpful also. NOTE: To request your road be plowed, call the Waltham Consildated Public Works Department at 781-314-2855.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for updates on the potential blizzard.
Meteorologists all agree that snowstorm Nemo could dump huge amounts of snow on Waltham and surrounding communities, but the exact number of inches is anybody’s guess. As of 9:40 p.m. on Feb. 6, WCVB-TV was forecasting 32.3 inches of snow for Waltham by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, while WHDH-TV was forecasting 16 - 24 inches. The National Weather Service was forecasting 18 - 24 inches. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Waltham and surrounding towns from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Forecasters say the storm could be a doozy, with up to 20 inches of snow in Waltham.
UPDATE - 4:05 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Waltham and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that a minimum accumulation of 18 inches is headed this way, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. --- UPDATE - 3:33 p.m.: The Weather Channel has dubbed the Nor'easter heading our way as "Nemo," not after the Pixar film character but after the Greek boy's name meaning "from the valley," as well as meaning "nobody" in Latin. The Weather …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." Accuweather.com forecasts that the snow will start between 5-7 p.m. in Waltham. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday through 6 a.m. …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on today's snowy weather.
The snow has returned to Waltham! Accuweather predicts the snowfall will taper off after 10 a.m. and temperatures will remain between 32 and 36 degrees for the day. Be careful on the roads. Drive slowly and carefully. OPEN/CLOSED Waltham Public Schools: Open Trash service: trash pickup is not delayed. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS --- See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Waltham Patch to help out your neighbors. As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that Waltham stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Waltham Patch on Facebook and follow us on …