Thursday, January 27, 2011
Yet another snow storm, how to help the fire department keep you and your neighbors safe and a class to protect your information online.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
If you must be on the roads in foul weather, these tips can help you stay safe.
The best option for driving safely when a storm strikes is simply not to drive. However, there are tims when that is not an option and Weather.com offers the following tips for driving safely in snowy/icy conditions: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck... Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in anticipation of a snow storm that could bring four to six inches of accumulation.
It appears Mother Nature has yet another snow storm up her sleeve. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting at midnight tonight and running until noon on Friday. According to the NWS, the snow should start in the middle of the night and continue through the morning. It is anticipated that the Burlington area will see between four to six inches of accumulation. The timing of the storm is also of concern. The NWS states that it is expected the heaviest snowfall will come during the morning commute on Friday. "Moderate to heavy snow will likely be falling during the Friday morning rush hour across much of the region," the advisory states, adding that roads will quickly become snow covered. Thus far no …
Burlington resident Lisa Gallegos made it to Winchester Hospital five minutes before her second child was born.
It wasn’t the way Lisa Gallegos was expecting to have her second child. Ten days before her due date and with Winchester in the middle of its second blizzard of the season, the Burlington resident was content to let ride out the storm from her Burlington residence. But at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, Gallegos began to feel contractions. Considering it was far enough ahead of her due date, Gallegos’ doctor suggested she take a warm bath and enjoy the snow. Instead, as Gallegos noted, newborn Xavier “chose to make a big entrance.” At 10:30 a.m. Gallegos couldn’t handle the contractions anymore and instructed her boyfriend – Jose Galvan – that they needed to go to Winchester Hospital. With a few inches of snow on the ground already they …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Burlington Public Schools have postponed all afternoon activities and the Burlington Public Library will close at 3 p.m. today.
It's only been a week since the last storm and the snow is falling again, prompting closings and cancellation in Burlington. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter storm warning that will be in effect until 7 p.m. this evening. The NWS is predicting three to six inches of snow will accumulate throughout the day, with the northern part of the state receiving the heaviest snowfalls. In response to the weather, some cancellations and postponements have been made. That is the list thus far. If anything else comes in, we will be updating continuously so check back in. Also, if you run a business or organization that is changing its schedule due to the snow, let us know and we will share it with the community. Send us a note at …
Monday, January 17, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory on Monday in advance of a storm that expected to add two to four inches of snow before turning into freezing rain.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the area in advance of snow showers starting Tuesday morning that may add two to six inches of the white stuff before turning into freezing rain and rain. The advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. According to the NWS, it will begin snowing between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday morning and continue until changing to rain by late Tuesday afternoon. There may be brief periods of sleet and freezing rain during this time. The NWS is predicting between two to six inches of accumulation. Additionally, the NWS advises that untreated roads may become slippery and dangerous by Tuesday afternoon. Check back with Burlington Patch for updates as they become …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Burlington Highway Department is busy scraping secondary streets and getting the sidewalks safe for pedestrians and school children.
The Burlington Highway Department is still working on clearing away the snow from the massive storm that dumped nearly two-feet on the area Tuesday night and Wednesday. Department of Pubic Works Assistant Superintendent Al Ferreira said the most of the roads in town have been cleared and that the highway department is now focusing on pushing the snow further off the streets to widen the access for vehicles and is working to get the sidewalks cleared. "We're doing sidewalks as we speak and we're going around and still scraping down secondary roads," Ferreira said in an interview a little before noon today. He explained the main focus right now is to clear the sidewalks near the schools to ensure the children walking to school do not have to…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The snow is still falling and the National Weather Service predicts the Burlington area may get up to two feet before it stops. Here is the latest on the storm, cancellations and tips from Fire Chief Yetman on how to stay safe.
So far over a foot of snow has fallen in the Burlington, leading to many cancellations but, according to the fire department, few problems thus far. However, it looks like the snow is going to continue to fall, so safety is still a concern. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. In that time the service is predicting that snow will continue to fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour and total accumulation could approach two feet. Throughout the afternoon the wind will continue to blow at a strong 15 to 25 miles per hour with occasional gusts up to 45 miles per hour. The National Weather Service warns that the combination of snow and wind could cause near whiteout …
Staying home from work or school today? Not sure what to do with your free time? Burlington Patch has 10 great activities for you.
The big blizzard weather forecasters have been predicting all week is finally here, the schools are closed, and you’re at home for the day. Not sure how to spend your time today? Woburn Patch has some ideas for you! No matter how you choose to spend your time today, make sure to keep checking back with Woburn Patch as we update you on closings, cancellations and all the news happening in the city.
Snow means dangerous driving conditions, opportunity for fun.
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