Friday, February 8, 2013
The Blizzard of '13 is just picking up. How are you riding out the storm?
Across Plymouth there's barely a loaf of bread or bottle of milk on a grocery shelf. Other people have hit the package stores. Up until 4 p.m. people piled into cars to see what's happening on the Waterfront, or at Bert's Landing, or at the Lobster Pound. The answer, not much...yet. The storm, dubbed "Nemo" by the Weather Channel, is just starting to pick up. The plows are out, the emergency shelter is open, and people are heading home early from work, seeing as Gov. Patrick has issued a ban on vehicle traffic at 4 p.m. Compared to the other February blizzard (that would be '78 for those of us who weren't around), this storm is a ghost of a storm. A downtown resident named Pete was sitting in his truck in the lot by the Plymouth Harbor …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The town of Plymouth has issued a snow emergency and parking ban on all main roads and side streets in Downtown Plymouth during the blizzard in order to allow DPW crews to clear snow.
The ban stretches from Hedge Road to Stephens Field: Here is a list of the streets affected: Beginning at the most easterly terminus of Hedge Road then westerly on South Spooner Street, south on Standish Avenue to Samoset Street, east on Samoset to Oak Street, south on Oak, east on Summer Street to Pleasant Street, south on Pleasant to Mayflower Street west on Mayflower, south on Mayflower to Stafford Street, east on Stafford to Sandwich Street, south on Sandwich to Stephens Field Vehicles parked on a public way will be subject to tagging and towing at the owner’s expense during the specified snow ban. During the snow emergency, free parking is available in any town owned public parking lot. For more call the town’s snow line at 508-830-…
A reader asked whether the town has a bylaw related to sidewalk-shoveling, particularly when said sidewalks are where children wait for the bus.
A reader recently asked us the following question: "What happens when homeowners don't clear their sidewalks, more than 24 hours after a snow storm, and their sidewalks happen to be a bus stop for elementary school students?" The short answer: there is a bylaw in Plymouth that requires residents and businesses to shovel the sidewalks in front of their properties, regardless of whether said sidewalks are near a school. There is no fine if someone doesn't clear the walkway however. The longer answer: According to Jonathan Beider, director of the Plymouth DPW, business owners are responsible for clearing snow from in front of businesses. After we finish the roads, we help out clearing the sidewalks.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
This morning's slippery commute is just the beginning. Be prepared for heavy snow, wind and rain Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement for much of Massachusetts, including Plymouth. This morning expect a dusting of snow, totaling less than a half-inch, mainly before 10 a.m. But the main event is expected to begin Thursday night. Here's what the NWS has to say: Confidence continues to increase in the potential for a very significant winter storm Friday into early Saturday. While light now may have developed Friday morning, the worst of the storm looks to occur Friday afternoon into early Saturday. The exact details of the storm remain uncertain, since the event is still 72 hours in the future. However, there is the potential for a foot or more of snow in some locations. The main uncertainty at …