Blizzard 2013: Plymouth Storm Center

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk unload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this story on Plymouth Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.

UPDATED: 4:06 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10

Council on Aging Open as Shelter

The Plymouth Council on Aging, at 44 Nook Road, is open as a shelter for the Blizzard of '13. Please call before if you plan on coming at 508-830-4230. Bring blankets and pillows. If you have medical conditions that require any assistance we reccommend you call Plymouth South High School.

Offsite power restored to Pilgrim

Off-site power was restored to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station earlier today. Site power had been provided by on site diesel generators since winter storm Nemo disrupted the electric transmission grid resulting in an automatic plant shutdown on Friday.

The plant will be returned to service following the completion of maintenance and testing activities.


UPDATED: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

The emergency shelter has been moved to Plymouth South High, according to Superintendent Gary Maestas.

UPDATED: 1:07 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

The statewide driving ban will be lifted at 4 p.m. and will be lifted immediately for Nantucket County and for all communities west of I-91, said Governor Governor Deval Patrick.

UPDATED: 9:47 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

 Warren Avenue by the entrance to the beach is closed and impassable due to coastal flooding, SkyWarn Tweet.

Governor's Driving Ban still in effect.

No USPS delivery today.

UPDATED: 3:1110:52 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8

NStar reports power outages across the region. Approximately 90 percent of NStar customers in Plymouth are without power tonight. The outage affects more than 26,000 customers in Plymouth. NStar's outage map updates every five minutes. 

UPDATED: 3:11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8

Governor Deval Patrick has banned all vehicle traffic as of 4 p.m. today.

Patrick said in a press conference Friday that only public safety workers and public works vehicles critical to government functions will be allowed on the roads. Violaters could face up to one year in prison along with a fine.

UPDATED: 12:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8

Schools closed Friday

Plymouth public schools are closed today. Rising Tide Charter School and Sacred Heart schools are also closed.

Emergency Shelter opens at PSMS

The Town of Plymouth will be opening an Emergency Shelter at the Plymouth South Middle School for the blizzard at noon today (Friday).  More information regarding area local and regional shelters can be obtained by dialing 211. 

NStar offers suggestions for items to include in a storm kit

  • Flashlights with spare batteries
  • A battery-operated radio or TV
  • First-aid kit and medications
  • Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated foods
  • A manual can opener
  • Bottled water
  • Baby or pet supplies
  • Important phone numbers

For more from NStar's storm preparations click on this link.

UPDATED: 4:51 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for eastern Plymouth County. The NWS is predicting snow accumulations between 18 and 24 inches, hurricane force wind gusts, and whiteout conditions for Friday night and Saturday morning.

Plymouth Schools Closing Early

In anticipation of the severe snow storm expected tomorrow, Friday, February 8th, the following early dismissals will be observed.

  • AM PreK - Half-day schedule
    PM PreK - NO SCHOOL 
  • AM/PM Kindergarten – NO SCHOOL 
  • Full-Day Kindergarten - Half-day schedule 
  • High School - Dismissal at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Middle School - Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. 
  • Elementary School - Dismissal at 12:30 p.m. 
    (elementary lunches will be served half-hour early)

Curry College campus closed Friday and Saturday

Curry College classes will be cancelled and offices will be closed on Friday and Saturday at the Milton and Plymouth campuses.

Downtown Parking Ban in Effect 

A parking ban will be in effect Friday, Saturday and Sunday between at 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. The ban will effect main roads and side streets in Downtown Plymouth and the Waterfront between Hedge Road and Stephens Field. Click here for more information and a map.



As we hunker down to ride out Friday's winter storm, we want to make sure that Plymouth stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Plymouth Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As you send us messages through social media and email, casey.meserve@patch.com, we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Plymouth has not, as yet, cancelled school, but that may change as the storm begins affecting the region.

You can share info about where to find batteries, generators, and of course, bottled water, and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting here.

Plymouth Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Plymouth!

Here are some important numbers you may need during the storm:

Plymouth Police: 508-830-4218, for emergencies dial 911

Plymouth Fire: 508-830-4213, emergencies dial 911

State Police: (for highway emergencies) 911

Plymouth Office of Emergency Management: 508-833-5801

Plymouth DPW: 508-830-4162 ext. 105

NSTAR: 800-592-2000

The utility also has a "Report an Outage" tool on it's website, and you can see a map map depicting outages across the service territory.

House Of Joyful Noise February 09, 2013 at 07:55 PM
We can't tell with all of the snow drifts. Was looking for an official measurement. I'll try to check the local news channel.
Len Bolton February 10, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Will the emergency shelter in PSHS be open on Monday if school is in session?
Casey Meserve February 10, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Hi Len, I'm not sure yet, but I've got a call out. However, I did just learn that the Council on Aging, at 44 Nook Road, is open as a shelter. Here's the email I just received: The Plymouth Council on Aging is open as a shelter for Blizzard Nemo. Located at 44 Nook Road Plymouth MA. Please call before if you plan on coming at 508-830-4230. Bring blankets and pillows. If you have medical conditions that require any assistance we reccommend you call Plymouth South High School. Thank you!
susan Smith February 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Great job at the Council on Aging! Thanks to Connie, Donna, Mary Lou, Christa-Jean, Jack , Paul, Donna, Rick, and all the Senators office, police and all the resucers at Pinehurst we appreciate all the hard work! Plymouth Rehab, Town offices and Fire and EMT and private citizens climbing through tons of snow just to see if I was ok! and heard they found a lady in the snow in one of the over 55 homes Terri, Beth, Jennifer, Ester
susan Smith February 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
oops forgot a very import place the Jordan hospital for my blanket!


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