Saturday, February 9, 2013
Foxborough officials provide department-by-department updates of town’s condition Saturday afternoon.
For instant updates on weather and storm news (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. UPDATE (12:35 p.m.; Feb. 9, 2013) - Foxborough officials received an update at noon Saturday on the town’s condition as Blizzard 2013 starts to move away from the region. Foxborough DPW Director Roger Hill said his department’s focus remains on the clearing the main and secondary roads. Trucks are beginning to salt those areas of town. “We will not be doing back roads yet,” Hill said. “I’m not going to touch the sidewalks yet.” Hill said his employees have been out clearing roads for over 40 hours now and at some point they will need to take a significant break. “I would say the guys are going to…
Town is in good shape overall but roads remain unsafe to travel on.
As residents wake up to over two feet of snow in Foxborough, officials are urging everyone to stay inside Saturday while plows work to clear roads. “The roads in some areas aren’t safe,” said Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. “The Governor hasn’t lifted the driving ban yet and people should stay home.” O’Leary told Foxborough officials Saturday that his four-wheel drive vehicle got stuck for a period of time on Chestnut Street as he was making his way back to the Public Safety Building. “I got stuck on Chestnut Saturday morning with a four-wheel drive vehicle and a reasonably sane driver,” O’Leary said. “It’s just the drifts. You pull over and you’re in 12 inches of snow. Crucial thing is to limit traffic.” Even with the snow winding…
Thanks to the blizzard, Foxborough is expecting up to 2 feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Foxborough Patch's coverage area.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for most of the area, including Foxborough for Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service is now calling Friday’s potential storm “historic” as it is expected to bring between 1 and 2 feet of snow to Foxborough. The current forecast, according to the NWS, calls for a slight chance of snow after 2 a.m. Thursday. Snow is expected to continue into Friday, mainly after 10 a.m. The storm is expected to intensify Friday night with more snow and areas of blowing snow as a result of wind gusts as high as 55 mph. Snow will likely continue into Saturday through morning into the early evening before tapering off. As a result of the potential storm, the NWS has issued a Blizzard Watch for Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. The Blizzard Watch is in effect for much of Eastern Massachusetts as well as …