Blizzard Rages in North Andover
The worst of the storm has crept up on the town.
The Blizzard of 2013 has dumped a whole lot of snow on the Merrimack Valley, and it's not over.
Forecasts are calling for more than two feet of snow before the storm is done. WCVB is reporting the potetial for 30 inches. Friday night, the storm intensified to white-out conditions and snowfall of three inches per hour.
There have been no widespread power outages in North Andover, but along the coast there are hundreds of thousands of customers without electricity.
National Grid is still unable to begin power restoration and may not be able to start until Sunday, with many roads shut down from the snow Saturday. When power restoration begins, it will be prioritized according to need. The Route 125 corridor, for example, will be a priority because there is a lot of senior housing there.
The Senior Center will be the primary shelter as long as there is power there. However, it will be open as a warming center during the day and not an overnight shelter. And about 12 to 24 hours after power outages, it will be open on an as-needed basis. So if you need shelter, you should call the police non-emergency line at 978-683-3168.
People requiring electricity -- oxygen, ventilators, etc. -- are urged to notify North Andover Police at their non-emergency line, 978-683-3168, immediately.
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Be sure to check out our regional live blog of the storm.
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Also, Patch has a storm information center post for North Andover with updates.
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