(Check bottom of story for Thursday's updates and reports of motor vehicle accidents)
The first winter storm of 2014 continues Thursday night and is expected to move into Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of Massachusetts. You can get more details on this auto-updating map.
Also, according to the National Weather Service, the snow will continue overnight Thursday with a possible accumulation between 6 and 10 inches. It will also be cold Thursday night with a low around 4 degrees and a windchill of -12 degrees.
It doesn't look much better for Friday. According to the National Weather Service the snow will continue until about 2 p.m. with an additional accumulation between 2 and 4 inches possible. It will also be very cold on Friday with a high temperature near 10 degrees but with a windchill around -10 degrees. It will also be windy with gusts as high as 34 miles per hour.
Friday night will also be cold, though clear, with a low around -9 and windchill values near -21 degrees. It will also be windy with gusts as high as 23 miles per hour.
How much snow is Burlington expected to get Thursday and Friday? Here are the projections as of Thursday at 5 a.m.
- National Weather Service: 10-14 inches
- Channel 4, WBZ: 10-14+ inches
- Channel 5, WCVB: 9-15 inches
- Channel 7, WHDH: 8-12 inches
- Channel 25, FOX: 10-14 inches
Closings and alerts:
- Burlington Public Schools are closed Friday.
- Mount Hope Christian Academy is closed.
- The Department of Public Works is asking people not to put out their trash Thursday night and instead wait until after 7 a.m. on Friday morning.
- Burlington's winter overnight parking ban is in effect.
- The Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled.
- Safe winter driving tips
- How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving
- Blizzard Warning for Parts of Massachusetts
- 15 Ways to Combat the Deep Freeze
Important numbers and Web sites:
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Burlington Police Department: 781-270-1914
- Burlington Fire Department: 781-270-1925
- Highway: 781-270-1676 and 781-270-1677
- NSTAR power outages: 800-592-200 or the Report an Outageform
- 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)
List of cab companies:
- Burlington Taxi Inc.: 781-272-0700
- Apollo Cab of Burlington: 781-350-5561
- Burlington Center Taxi: 781-273-3900
List of tow companies:
- Ned's H/D Towing and Service: 781-272-0164
- Winn Street Services: 781-273-1180
- Burlington Towing & Roadside Assistance: 617-419-3061
There are reports of a motor vehicle accident on Wilmington Road near Lisa Street. Use caution in the area.
Updated 2 p.m.
The Burlington Department of Public Works is asking residents not to put trash out tonight. Instead wait until after 7 a.m. on Friday to put your trash out if tomorrow is your normal day for pickup.
Updated 10:16 a.m.
There have been a couple of accidents reported this morning due to the weather.
There was a motor vehicle accident on Winn Street near Miss Street. Unknown injuries at this time.
There was also a report of a motor vehicle accident on Route 128 South near exit 33 that was causing delays.
Get your shovels ready, Burlington. You're going to need them.
The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning.
The affected area includes Burlington.
The first storm of 2014 is underway as the initial flakes began falling after midnight on Thursday. During the day on Thursday there will be some accumulation, though much of the snow will come Thursday night into Friday before the storm ends by Friday afternoon.
It will also be very cold. The daytime temperature on Thursday will be around 19 degrees and the temperature will dip to 6 degrees with a -10 wind-chill factor Thursday night.
Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.