Watertown Calls Snow Emergency, City Facilities Closed Friday

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

The City of Watertown has announced a sow emergency for Friday, Feb. 25 with a storm expected to drop several inches of snow headed toward the area. Also, City Hall, Library and Senior Center will be closed on Friday due to the storm. The City sent out the following announcement:

The Superintendent of Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency effective 1:00 AM, Friday, February 25, 2022. Watertown is expecting upwards of 8-inches of snow Friday.

Friday Snow Storm Expected to Drop 6 Inches or More on Watertown

WBZ-TV

Watertown could see more than half-a-foot of snow from a storm hitting the area on Friday. The National Weather Service announced a Winter Storm Warning from midnight on Thursday to midnight on Friday. The WBZ Channel 4 forecast map has Watertown in the area that would get 8 to 12 inches of snow. The City of Watertown has declared a snow emergency beginning at 1 a.m. Friday (click here for more information). The Department of Public Works sent out notice that trash and recycling collection will happen on Friday, despite the storm.

Watertown Declares Snow Emergency for Upcoming Storm

Charlie BreitroseSnow will fall on Watertown from Thursday into Friday. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Department of Public Works:

The Superintendent of Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency effective 12:01 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022. Watertown is expecting greater than 6 inches of snow. The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice. On street parking will be banned and any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing.

Snow Storm Could Drop More than 6 Inches on Watertown

The snowfall forecast for Dec. 16 and 17 from WBZ Channel 4. A Nor’easter will be hitting Eastern Massachusetts late Wednesday to late Thursday and is expected to impact the morning commute. The storm will likely hit the Boston area around midnight, according to WBZ Channel 4 weather. Watertown falls in the area where 6 to 12 inches of snow is forecast.

Snowfall Wednesday Night Could Impact Evening Commute, See MassDOT Info

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall to spread from west to east across the Commonwealth beginning late this afternoon and into Thursday morning with accumulations of several inches in some areas. The forecast is for dry weather by Thursday afternoon. “Everyone traveling should monitor the forecast and expect to travel at slower speeds when the snow is falling,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “We advise people to drive the conditions during the storm which means keeping a safe distance behind other vehicles and allowing for plenty of time to slow down, and reducing speeds when making turns or traveling on highway on and off ramps.”

MassDOT’s snow and ice operations will be deployed throughout the Commonwealth as conditions necessitate. Highway Districts always conduct preparation activities in advance of new weather systems and are able to pretreat roadways with brine and Magnesium Chloride when necessary. In the most severe storms, MassDOT’s Highway Division is able to utilize up to 700 personnel to perform snow and ice removal operations on more than 15,000 lane miles of roadway throughout the Commonwealth.

Winter Storm Could Make for a Messy Tuesday Afternoon & Commute

Snow will hit the Watertown area Tuesday afternoon and could make for a messy evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday. The precipitation will begin as snow and turn to sleet and then freezing rain. Forecasters at WBZ Channel 4 say that the area could get 3 to 6 inches of snow during the storm. Ice is possible Tuesday night, especially north and west of Rte.