North Andover Winter Storm Center
The storm brought a morning mess.
When we went to bed, there was a little sprinkling of snow and none of it was really sticking. By the time we woke up this morning, that had dramatically changed.
North Andover hasn't gotten as much impact out of this storm as other areas -- the North Shore is in danger of flooding and the mid-Atlantic is practically in a middle of a blizzard.
Temperatures were too warm Thursday to allow for any accumulation on the roads, but things changed Thursday night when temperatured dropped below freezing and show fell at a much faster pace.
The snow that fell was wet, and the freezing temperatures turned it into a sheet of ice. Wind gusts reached about 35 miles per hour, scattering branches and other debris. There have been no power outages reported in North Andover, but National Grid has extra crews standing by, just in case.
Snow is expected to wind down late Friday morning.
Sick of the winter weather drama? The weather forecast in the days ahead might make you smile: temperatures in the 50s through Tuesday.
7 a.m. Schools are closed today.
7:30 a.m. reports of a car into pole, broken pole on Turnpike Street.
9:30 a.m. Snow is still coming down heavy. No widespread power outages reported.
10 a.m. North Andover Historical Society is closed too.
11:50 a.m. Update from Tracey Zysk of Wiggles & Jiggles, "~~CLOSED UNTIL THIS EVENING !~~ roads are horrible..THANK YOU to BlueDog and to the THREE DPW trucks that pulled my car out today !! Roads are not safe to drive on at this time."
12:40 a.m. Youth Center closed for the day.
2 p.m. St. Michael Religious Education programs cancelled this evening.
4:30 p.m. Main roads are fine (they're wet though, so that could ice up tonight) but the roads "out country" as well as much of Great Pond Road and parts of Waverly Road still have a layer of snow on them.
As you send us messages through social media and email (Bryan.McGonigle@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice road hazards, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.
Important Phone Numbers to Know:
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department: 978-683-3168
- Fire Department: 978-688-9590
- Public Works: 978-685-0950
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726)
You can also upload photos from the storm. But please be safe.