Saturday, 12:55 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick is about to announce that the driving ban for Danvers will be lifted at 4 p.m.
Saturday, 12:50 p.m.: Two westbound lanes on Route 114 are blocked near
Saturday, 12:31 p.m.: Kappy's announces it will not open on Saturday and will reopen at noon on Sunday.
Saturday, 12:25 p.m.: A vehicle went off the road on Route 114 near Home Depot.
Saturday, 12:04 p.m.: Liberty Tree Mall announces that it will be closed on Saturday.
Saturday, 11:20 a.m.: Danvers Hardware says it is open and has shovels, ice melt, roof rakes and snowblowers in stock.
Thursday, 10:25 a.m.: Rescue crews were called to Days Inn for a person sifferring from hypothermia.
Saturday, 10:15 a.m.: Two people walking down the middle on Route 1 were told by police to get out of the road.
Saturday, 10 a.m.: High tide has arrived and no major problems were reported along the waterfront areas.
Saturday, 9:55 a.m.: Danvers Police Department reminds residents that the driving ban imposed by Gov. Deval Patrick remains in effect.
Saturday, 9:54 a.m.: Lucky 7 Arcade at the mall says wiull will not open on Saturday.
Saturday, 9:10 a.m.: Used Book Superstore says it will be closed on Saturday.
Saturday, 8:10 a.m.: Liberty Tree Mall says it will open at 2 p.m.
Saturday, 8:01 a.m.: The driving ban remains in place under an executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick.
Saturday, 7:57 a.m.: John Duffill tweets that he has measured 24 inches of snow and it is still snowing lightly.
Saturday, 7:44 a.m.: Katie McNeil tweets a photo of 20 inches of snow in Danvers.
Saturday, 7:40 a.m.: The MBTA announces it will not likely resume service on Saturday.
Saturday, 7:24 a.m.: Martha Theriault tweets a photo of 25 inches of snow accumulated in Danvers.
Saturday, 7 a.m.: Salem Five anounces that all of its branches will be closed on Saturday, including its Hamilton branch.
Saturday, 6:39 a.m.: The Fire Department is headed to Ira Audi service, autobody and rentals building on Route 114 where an employee reports the roof is "sagging." The building will remain evacuated.
Saturday, 6:31 a.m.: Liberty Tree Mall announces that it will not open at the regular opening time of 10 a.m. It will announce an opening time later.
Saturday, 6:03 a.m. A Danvers Department of Public Works plow was reportedly fully involved in fire on Greenleaf Drive.
Saturday, 6 a.m.: The on-street overnight parking ban has ended but the driving ban imposed by Gov. Deval Patrick remains in place.
Saturday, 5:30 a.m.: The United States Postal Service announces that there will be no mail delivery on Saturday.
Saturday, 2:19 a.m.: A driver in a caravan was stuck in the snow on Broad Street.
Saturday, 2:10 a.m.: John Duffill tweets that 16 inches of snow has accumulated in Danvers.
Saturday, 1 a.m.: The on-street overnight parking ban has started.
Friday, 9:02 p.m.: Nordstrom Rack at Liberty Tree Mall announces it will open at noon on Saturday.
Friday, 8 p.m.: There is 5 inches of snow on the ground and the temperatures is 30 degrees.
Friday, 1:29 p.m.: Liberty Tree Mall announces it is closing at 2 p.m. on Friday. It will announce on Saturday morning when it will reopen.
Friday, 1:27 p.m.: Daily Harvest Cafe says it will close at 2 p.m.
Friday, 1:06 p.m.: Orange Leaf tweets that it will close at 3 p.m.
Friday, 12:48 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick has banned vehicle traffic starting at 4 p.m. on Friday.
Friday, 12:29 p.m.: AMC Loews Theaters announces that its theater at Liberty Tree Mall will be closed on Saturday.
Friday, 12:08 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick announces that Massachusetts is now under a state of emergency.
Friday: 11:25 a.m.: Rescue crews are headed to a car crash on Elliott Street near Route 128.
Friday: 11:13 a.m.: Danvers Police issue an advisory that asks everyone to stay off the roads "unless absolutely necessary" during the storm.
Friday, 11:06 a.m.: Emergency crews are headed to Route 114 near the Middletown town line for a car crash. Nobody was injured.
Friday: 11:02 a.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick says he plans to talk about storm preparations at 12:15 p.m. from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham.
Friday, 10:45 a.m.: Town Manager Wayne Marquis announces that all town offices, including Town Hall and the Public Works Business Office will close at noon. Support personnel in the Police and Fire departments plus Senior Center and MIS will all be sent home.
Friday, 10:30 a.m.: Steady snow is now falling.
Friday, 6:30 a.m.: We awoke to a very, very light coating of snow on the ground. The snow is not from the Nor'Easter. The leading edge of the main storm is moving into Connececticut and New York City.
Thursday, 6:37 p.m.: Liberty Tree Mall announces it will open on time at 10 a.m. with "an anticipated early closure."
Thursday, 6:10 p.m.: St. John's Prep is closed on Friday. All classes, activities and athletics are cancelled and the school offices will be closed.
Thursday, 5:50 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick asks all drivers to be off the road by noon on Friday.
Thursday, 5:37 p.m.: The MBTA announces that service on all lines and services will end at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. It includes commuter rail service to the North Shore and bus service in Danvers.
Thursday, 4:03 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick announced that he will speak from the State House at 5:30 p.m. to "discuss preparation for the upcoming storm and its potential impact on Massachusetts." It will be live-streamed online.
Thursday, 3:50 p.m.: Superintendent Lisa Dana announced that all Danvers Public Schools will be closed on Friday. All school buildings will also be closed for the weekend and Danvers High School field trips have been canceled.
Thursday, 2:22 p.m.: All Danvers Recreation programs are canceled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday because all school buildings will be closed, said Cheryl Marshall, program manager for Danvers Recreation.
Thursday, 1:40 p.m: All of this weekend's performances of "Bugsy Malone Jr." by Holten-Richmond Theatre Organization have been postponed until March, the group said in a posting on its Facebook page. The rescheduled dates are March 1 and March 2.
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.: Shoppers at Market Basket report that the store at Endicott Plaza is very busy. There is one checkout line that snakes around the perimeter of the store and shoppers are being directed to one of the open registers at the front of the line.
Thursday, 12:27 p.m.: The Danvers Department of Public Works announced on its Facebook page that trash pickup will happen as scheduled on Friday. Trash should be out along the street by 7 a.m.
Thursday, 11:20 a.m.: The state government announced that all state courthouses and offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday.
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In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in Danvers will go directly to the Danvers Emergency Center at the Danvers Police Department. A call from a cell phone will go to State Police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers.
For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211.
To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call Danvers Electric at 978-774-0005.
For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems:
Danvers Fire Department: 978-774-2425
Danvers Police Department: 978-774-1212
For outages for other utilities:
National Grid gas: 1-800-233-5325
Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)