Thursday, February 21, 2013
Another weekend snowstorm that could bring as much as a foot of snow is headed toward Danvers for the weekend.
Less than half of the town's snow budget is left as another winter storm is forecasted to move into Danvers this weekend. If the forecast materializes, it will be the third weekend snowstorm this month. Some forecasts call for close to a foot of snow in Danvers, but other possible tracks send it to the west and could bring only 1-3 inches to the North Shore. "This weekend, it's more snow, and a foot where it stays all snow, perhaps a few towns picking up more," writes WHDH-TV meteorologist Chris Lambert is his latest blog. At some point, the snow may mix with sleet or rain in Danvers, Lambert said, likely on Saturday evening as the wind comes in from the east. But that won't last and the wind will turns back to the northeast. The storm …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Fire hydrants should be dug out after the storm and the rain on Monday will need somewhere to go too.
During the weekend, Fire Departments in the area and other first responders were pushing for residents to make sure the fire hydrants near their home were cleared out. On Monday, as rain begins to fall, the focus turns to catch basins. Maybe there's one near your home, but you forget exactly where it is located. You're in luck - there's helpful colored arrows painted near the middle of the street pointing to the exact location of catch basins and fire hydrants. A painted white arrow near the center of the road indicates the location of a catch basin in Danvers, according to Bob Lee, director of operations for the Danvers Department of Public Works. Meanwhile, a painted yellow arrow near the center of the road indicates the location of a …
Do you have shots of your dog (or pet) in all the snow from the blizzard? Share it here.
We've seen the snow piled on your car, we've seen the snow drifts up against your door and we've seen the huge snowbanks on your street. Now show us your pets in the snow. After a day of sun, you've probably snapped a photo of your dog (or other pet) enjoying all the snow. Share it here. Simply click the green and white "upload photos and videos" button to add it to our gallery.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Danvers public schools will be closed on Monday.
Danvers Public Schools will be closed on Monday as the cleanup from the blizzard continues, according to a post on its Facebook page at 6:08 p.m. The schools will be closed "for the safety of our students who ride our buses and walk to school," the district said in the post. Essex Agricultural School, St. Mary of the Annunciation school, St. John's Prep and Clark School will also be closed on Monday, according to a list of school closings compiled by Fox 25 and posts to the school's Facebook pages. It will mean a four day weekend for those students. North Shore Community College will be open on Monday, as of 6:30 p.m. North Shore Regional Vocational School in Middleton will also be closed on Monday. Locally, Beverly, Peabody and Salem …
The driving ban kept major problems to a minimum during the blizzard on Friday and Saturday in Danvers.
A snowplow caught fire early Saturday morning and a carbon monoxide detector gave an early warning to one family that their furnace vent was blocked with snow during the blizzard in Danvers. Besides that, the Blizzard of 2013 caused very few problems in Danvers. First responders said that the driving ban, which lasted for 24 hours under executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick, helped out, they said. “We found pretty much everyone abiding by the ban,” said Danvers Police Lt. Dana Milne. On Twitter, several tweets lauded the plowing of Danvers streets. Andrew Gallione noted that Danvers streets were clear and there was still snow on Beverly roads. Mary Beth Perry tweeted that Danvers roads were "perfection" and called them the best on the …
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in the forecast for Danvers on Monday, the Blizzard of 2013 may not be finished wreaking havoc. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was used …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here's a list of open business in Danvers on Saturday night following the Blizzard of 2013.
Here’s an unofficial list of some businesses in Danvers that are open on Saturday night after the driving ban was lifted at 4 p.m. This list was compiled with the help of our Facebook fans. As always, it is still best to call ahead. Know another business that is open? Add it in the comments section. Bella Mia (delivery) Best Buy Buffalo Wild Wings Danvers Hardware (was open, now closed) Danvers Mobil Eighty Eight Restaurant Lowe's Maple Street Tavern Matty's Food and Spirits McKinnon’s Market Olive Garden Panini Pizzeria (delivery) Supino’s (delivery) Target If you own or manage a business that is open tonight, or you know about a business that is open on Saturday night, post it below in the comments section.
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Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - office, home, business, friend's house, whatever - and upload it to Danvers Patch!
As the blizzard continues in Danvers on Saturday, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home, office, classroom, whatever and upload it by clicking the big green and white button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Danvers Patch Storm Center.
Ongoing updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts from all across the eastern part of the state as we ride out the Blizzard of 2013.