Storm Center: Town Hall Opening Late at 11 a.m., Trash/Recycling Missed Some Streets Yesterday

Check back on this page for updated information on the storm impacting Westford on Thursday Jan. 2 and 3, 2014

No On-Street Parking

Under town bylaws, there is no on-street parking of any kind during a snow storm or afterward while cleanup is taking place from Nov. 1 to March 31.

The fine is $25. 

Town sources have not learned whether trash pickup has been cancelled, trash pickup is generally not cancelled except in extreme circumstances.

School is Cancelled on Thursday, Friday

Westford Public Schools are closed on Thursday, as well as Friday. 

Emerson Hospital at the corner of Nixon Road and Rte. 110 is also closed. 
Nashoba Valley Technical High School principal Denise Pigeon has announced at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday that school is cancelled as well for Friday.

Town Hall will be opening late at 11 a.m. on Friday.

The trash/recycling schedule is normal, although the town reports that some streets were missed yesterday. Those streets should be served today. 

Ski Conditions

Meanwhile, Nashoba Valley Ski Area is very open. 100% open in fact. (17 trails, 10 lifts and 20 hits in the terrain park.)

Weather Forecasts

Accuweather: there's a likely 8 to 12 inches from this storm, with 4 to 8 occurring after sunset on Thursday. Wind chill overnight on Thursday will dip near -30. 

National Weather Service: It will be windy, Thursday night snow estimated at 3 to 7 inches, with snow ending sometime between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday.

Total accumulation predicted at 6 to 12 inches. 

Weather Channel: Strong winds coming from the north, 8 to 12 inches expected on Thursday alone, with an additional 1 to 2 inches on Friday. 

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Chris Daley January 02, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Nice update and resource page. Hoping an electric snow blower will ease the stress this time? Been out just pushing powder off after a nap, nursing a light cold. I've a propane stove for outside deck if needed, firewood and camping gear. Wind is up, temp is down to +4, very dangerous next 48 hours...
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Thanks Chris!
Dawn Matthews January 03, 2014 at 07:45 AM
Does Westford have an official amount measured yet this morning? Just wondering how much white stuff is actually out there so far??
Chris Daley January 03, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Ch. 5 web site said Littleton got 6"; after being outside awhile I'd say Westford got about same. Not official of course.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) January 03, 2014 at 09:56 AM
What I did last year (and can do again this afternoon) is go to a few places in town and plunk a yard stick in the ground... probably Nab Post Office, Spinner's Parking Lot, Town Common and maybe Jack Walsh fields if I have time.
Vincent DiRico January 03, 2014 at 11:14 AM
son of a nutcracker it is cold out there ;)


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