Sunday, February 24, 2013
North Andover is expecting up to eight inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the North Andover area over the past three days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of North Andover Patch's coverage area. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Snow is still coming, but less than we thought.
It looks like we won't have 12-16 inches of snowfall with this weekend's snowstorm. New forecasts are projecting lower amounts, and North Andover seems to be in the 3-5 inches area or 5-8 inches area. If you split the difference, it looks like we should see about 5 inches of new snow Saturday into Sunday. Why the sudden drop in expectations? The storm will have the same track, but the temperatures won't be low enough to drop as much snow as anticipated. WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard writes on his blog: "With temperatures hovering in the mid and upper 30s we relied heavily on the fact the the storm will be strong and generate its own cold. That isn't happening. Not now, not tomorrow, not Sunday. So the numbers come down." The drop in …
Friday, February 22, 2013
We're in a pattern of weekend snow.
Forecasters have upped potential snowfall amounts for this weekend. According to the latest weather models, North Andover and much of the Merrimack Valley could see up to 16 inches of new snow. And the town's $750,000 snow removal budget is already used up. The blizzard we had a couple weeks ago used up half of it in just that weekend. "Now we have none, I'm over my budget," Division of Public Works Director Bruce Thibodeau said. This, of course, doesn't mean the town won't plow the roads. The snow removal budget is allowed to operate on a deficit, for which the DPW submits a request, and the town will have to offset next year by finding that money somewhere else in the operating budget. Remember that endless snowy winter we had two years …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
North Andover could see up to a foot of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and North Andover could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow everywhere by Sunday morning. There may also be some coastal flooding. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes. As of now, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Another snowstorm has hit North Andover, and we have your local storm center. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for eastern Massachusetts including North Andover, expected to last until this afternoon and drop betweem 4 and 6 inches in our area -- lower than the 8-12 inches predicted in earlier forecasts. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' North Andover Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is blocked? Just saw a store clerk upload a pallet of fresh batteries? Use this story on North Andover Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the snowstorm together.
North Andover seems to have gotten a bit more snow than expected, with several inches already on the ground. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' North Andover Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Update 9:25 a.m.: Several roads are a mess in town. The roads near the Sargent Elementary School are reportedly very icy. The DPW is out plowing roads now. Update 10:45 a.m.: North Andover Police say the roads are very hazardous in town and there have been plenty of vehicle accidents and vehicles off the side of roads this morning. Route 114 has been backed up all morning too. Update 1:45 p.m.: Police say there were 25 accidents and cars off roads between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Much of the town has had its power restored, and more will be restored tonight.
It's been a long, frustrating week for North Andover residents who lost electricity after the worst October storm on record. But most people who lost their power have had it restored as of Thursday afternoon. The Village Green condominiums were restored to power last night, as well as many of the areas along the Salem Street area line from the substation at Salem and Dale streets east toward Boxford. It's been non-stop work for local crews, Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said. Almost There: National Grid is saying that 100 percent of the town's main circuits will be fixed by tonight, Coco said.. Then they will work on individual homes that are still without power for other reasons. Sullivan Street: That street is being worked on …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Several areas of town are being worked on today.
At this time yesterday, there were about 2,400 power outages in North Andover. As of this afternoon, the number was down to about 1,000. Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco met with a liaison from National Grid today at the North Andover Division of Public Works building, and we were able to get progress updates for several areas without power. Here are the areas many of you asked about earlier today: Village Green Condominums: This is the number one priority at this point, Coco said. There are about a couple hundred units in that complex, and some residents are operating on generators and have reported serious health issues requiring ventilators and other electric medical equipment. The truck at Village Green is from New York and is …
Leave a comment if you still have no power, and we'll try to get you some answers.
Many in North Andover are still without power three days after the worst October snowstorm on record. National Grid reports making great progress restoring power in the past couple days, and local Emergency Management has assured the public that trees are being removed and power restored neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Are you still without power? Let us know in the comments and we will see if we can get some answers on when your neighborhood's power might be restored. And don't forget, you can go to the shelter set up at the Senior Center if you are still without power or heat.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Crews are working on certain neighborhoods now.
Many more homes in North Andover may have power back today, Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said. Three days after the worst October snowstorm on record, there are currently about 2,400 homes still without power as of Tuesday afternoon. But crews are busy working on certain neighborhoods to restore power to many. "First they're working on the Johnson Street area, which still has about 900 customers out," Coco said. "They're in the process of doing that as we speak." Next, crews will work on the Middle School and Stevens Memorial Library area. All of the other public schools are restored already. After that, crews will head in toward the more rural neighborhoods today. "From Boston Street all the way into Boxford Street should be …