WELLESLEY PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE:
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8 p.m.: Schools will open with a two-hour delay tomorrow.
The full message from Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier, via the Police Department:
The Wellesley Public Schools will open with a two hour delay on Monday, February 11th. All buses will run on a two hour delayed schedule. The morning session for PAWS is canceled. The full-day PAWS program will begin at 11am and the afternoon session will begin at 12:50pm. Please take extra care traveling to school tomorrow morning as many sidewalks are not yet cleared and some streets will still have a snow and/or slush coating.
11:10 a.m.: The Town and Department of Public Works are requesting that residents help by clearing out fire hydrants near their property. In the event of an emergency, access would be hindered by the snowdrifts. The Town has also provided links to useful emergency information on its website.
Power outages, if any, should be reported to the Municipal Light Plant: 781-235-7600 x3390.
The Recycling and Disposal Facility will be closed Sunday, an announcement on the Town Website indicates.
Sunday, 10:45 a.m.: The Wellesley Police report that, as of yesterday morning, there were no significant power outages during the height of the storm.
There was also a WPD cruiser currently live-streaming the storm from its position. At the time of writing, it is playing videos from a parked vantage point on Washington Street.
2 p.m.: The Driving ban will be lifted at 4 p.m., according to a press conference the Governor held earlier today. He has already lifted the ban west of Interstate-91 and on Nantucket.
The National Weather Service's blizzard warning has been lifted, so the worst of the storm appears to be behind us.
Saturday, 12 p.m.: Postal delivery on Saturday has been canceled, and the MBTA has been suspended through the rest of the day.
The Governor's Driving Ban is still in effect.
5 p.m.: The Wellesley Fire Department has not yet opened the Middle School as an emergency shelter, and says they will do so after the hotels are filled. The Department will provide some transportation to hotels if needed. More from the announcement
Wellesley Emergency Communications Center 911 Dispatchers will refer residents to call the Fire Rescue Department at 781-235-1616 for issues related to sheltering.
Wellesley's shelter supplies are staged and will be provided if the conditions and resident needs require, however the Middle School Shelter is not operational at this time.
2:50 p.m.: The Boston Bruins home game on Saturday has been pushed from a 1 p.m. start to a 7 p.m. start.
1 p.m.: Governor Patrick has signed an executive order banning all vehicle traffic as of 4 p.m.
Toll booths will stop collecting tolls at 2 p.m.
Logan Airport's final departure will be at 3 p.m., and it will be closed through Sunday.
9 a.m.: Wellesley Schools have been canceled, according to a note from the Police Department.
The MBTA is suspending service at 3:30 p.m., and the Governor has requested all drivers be off the road at noon.
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES:
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department : 781-235-1212
- Fire Department: 781-235-1300
- DPW: 781-235-7600
- Wellesley Municipal Light Plant: 781-235-7600
- Comcast : 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon : 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- MBTA stations: service updates
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