Storm Center: Friday Classes Canceled for Foxboro Public Schools

Credit: WHDH
Credit: WHDH

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Bundle up and get ready for the first big snowstorm of 2014.  The flakes have been falling since early Thursday morning with more snow on the way through Friday.

To help you get through the storm, we'll be providing updates though this storm center article. All cancellations and snow updates will be posted here.

2:13 p.m. - The Foxboro Public Schools have canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 3.

12:59 p.m. - Governor Deval Patrick announced that state employees are to go home by 3 p.m. today. Patrick will meet with public safety officials later today to discuss whether to open state offices on Friday.

Cancellations and Closings

  • Foxboro Recreation has canceled all activities scheduled for Jan. 2.
  • The event portion of the American Red Cross' "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" blood drive at Patriot Place has been canceled. Patrons at Patriot Place can still give blood and be entered into the scheduled raffle for Patriots' playoff tickets between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.
  • Foxboro High School's basketball games scheduled for Friday night have been moved to Sunday afternoon. The boys will play at Taunton while the girls will host Taunton. Varsity will play at 3 p.m.
  • Personal Best Karate will not open on Jan. 2.
  • Indoor track and field's meet at BU against Sharon and the swim team's meet against Holliston have been postponed with a makeup date to be announced.
  • The Boyden Library will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 2 and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Jan. 3.
  • The Hockomock YMCA will remain open until 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 and will reopen at 10 a.m. on the morning or Jan. 3.
  • The Foxboro Senior Center will be closed on Jan. 3.
  • The Foxboro Music Den will be closed on Jan. 3

School Updates

Foxboro Public Schools

Due to the weather, school and all school-related activities in Foxboro have been canceled for Friday, Jan. 3

All Foxboro Public Schools after-school and evening activities are canceled for Jan. 2 due to the weather. There will be no late bus runs today. At this time, a full day of school today with a regular dismissal schedule is expected.

An update on the status of school for Friday, Jan. 3 will be provided once it becomes available.

Foxboro Regional Charter School

Students will follow the regular bell schedule with the standard dismissal time. All after school activities have been canceled.

Extended Day will operate but close early:  Extended Day will close at 4:30 p.m.  The school will also close at that time.  All students in the extended day program must be picked up by 4:30 p.m.

Due to the weather, Foxboro Regional Charter will not have classes on Friday, Jan. 3.

Bishop Feehan

Due to the forecasted weather conditions, classes have been canceled for Friday, Jan. 3.

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School

Due to the forecasted weather conditions, classes have been canceled for Friday, Jan. 3.

Current Forecasts

How much snow is Foxboro expected to get Thursday and Friday? Here are the projections as of Thursday morning.

  • National Weather Service: 8-15 inches
  • Channel 4, WBZ: 10-14 inches
  • Channel 5, WCVB: 9-15 inches
  • Channel 7, WHDH: 8-10 inches
  • Channel 25, WFXT: 10-14 inches

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Norfolk County that will be effect from 4 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday.

The warning is due to heavy snow expected to hit the area. According to the weather service, between 8 to 14 inches of snow could accumulate.

Hazards include heavy snow and dangerous low wind chills, considerable blowing and drifting snow with near blizzard conditions possible at times along the eastern Massachusetts coast, according to the weather service. 

Wind Chill Advisory
The National Weather Service (NWS) is issuing Wind Chill Advisories throughout the Commonwealth for the remainder of the week. Temperatures are expected to plummet and wind chills can reach -25 degrees in some areas. In order to ensure residents are prepared for these extreme temperatures, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has outlined the following safety tips.

Emergency Numbers

  • In case of an emergency, dial 911
  • Foxboro Police Department - 508-543-4343
  • Foxboro Fire Department - 508-543-1230
  • National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)


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