Thursday, March 31, 2011
No, this is not an April Fool's joke.
According to the National Weather Service, Norwood will be getting a mix of rain and snow turning entirely to snow overnight tonight and through the day tomorrow. Starting around 3:00 a.m. on April Fool's Day, the town will be getting another dose of snow amounting to less than half an inch before the morning commute on Friday and then another half to three-quarters of an inch throughout the day. The dusting the NWS is expecting may be inconvenient, but is in no way the 25.4 inches that were dropped on the city of Boston on April Fool's Day in 1997, the last time the area saw snow on the prankster holiday. No, this is not a joke.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The town could expect between 1-3 inches overnight.
Just when we thought winter was over - it's back. The National Weather Service is predicting new snow accumulation of between 1 and 3 inches overnight in Norwood. The snow should stop before 1:00 p.m. Thursday, making way for rain between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. There will be another slight chance of snow showers during the night Thursday, mainly around 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Clearing out the fire hydrants may seem like extra work, but it is a huge help to both the water and fire departments.
The Norwood Public Works Department is tasked with maintaining the water system in Norwood, including shoveling snow around fire hydrants to make them accessible during an emergency. There are 972 fire hydrants in Norwood, according to Department of Public Works Director Mark Ryan. The DPW, Board of Selectmen and Fire Department are asking residents help to clear the snow around fire hydrants in their neighborhoods. Fire Department Spokesman George Morrice issued a statement today, saying it is of "vital importance" that the hydrants be cleared for use in emergencies. It is also important, the statement reads, that driveways and walkways be cleared in case an ambulance needed to approach.
The town can expect just under another foot of snow, followed by sleet and freezing rain.
Norwood is yet again under a watch for winter weather this week, with more snow and a wintery mix on the way. The National Weather Service station in Taunton has issued a winter storm warning starting at 6:00 a.m. today and ending at 1:00 a.m. Thursday. Snow is expected to fall heavily throughout the day with a brief break Tuesday evening. Visibility could be as little as a half-mile at points during the storm. Norwood should expect four to eight inches of accumulation during the day Tuesday and then another one to three inches Tuesday night. Wednesday shows high probablility of sleet and freezing rain throughout the day. Norwood Patch will keep you updated on new information, forecasts and any cancellations throughout the day. Don't …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
From the Automotive Department at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This winter has been a harsh one, even if you are among those who love cold weather. Lots of snow and extremely chilly temperatures have made for treacherous driving on many days. To help you stay safe when you are on the road during the next few weeks, here are a few valuable tips on winter car maintenance and emergency procedures from instructors Steven Williams of the Automotive Technology program and Dwight Seaman of the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Patch took a short drive through town to see how the roads are tonight.
With more snow on the way and events already being cancelled, Patch took to the Norwood roads to find out just how the driving conditions are out there. The video is sped up to include more road in a shorter time, but on average traffic was moving at about 5-10 miles under the speed limit. Starting on Route 1 entering town from the north, through the rotary onto Nahatan St. and into Norwood Center, down Washington to Dean St. Take a look for yourself!
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As of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday: Norwood Public Schools are closed today. All classes and programs at the Civic Center are cancelled for today. Check back in to Norwood Patch or the Recreation Department Facebook page for more information. Waters Church will not be holding evening services tonight. Programming for tonight at the Morrill Library has been postponed, including the book-signing with Hank Phillippi Ryan. The library itself will be closing at 7:00 p.m. All Norwood high school sporting events for tonight have been cancelled or postponed:
Friday, January 21, 2011
Send us any we may have missed!
Norwood Public Schools are closed today, but the Coakley Middle School will be open tonight for the opening of Guys and Dolls and the high school basketball games. All programs and classes for today have been cancelled by the Recreation Department but the Civic itself is open. The Morrill Memorial Library is open until 1:00 p.m. Send any further closings or cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norwood could have another three inches by the morning commute Friday.
Norwood could have three inches of snow by the morning commute Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The town is predicted to get between five and nine inches total before 1:00 p.m. Winds from six to 15 mph could make for messy travel during the early hours. A winter storm warning is in effect until 3:00 p.m. Norwood Patch will keep you updated on weather and cancellations throughout the day. Don't forget to send us your storm photos and information.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
In case you missed our biggest headlines of the week.
Norwood got hit with a major snow storm Wednesday, cancelling school and closing businesses throughout the town. The heavy snow also caused power and cable outages throughout the day, with the police department receiving over 40 calls of downed wires. Despite the difficulties, the snow also made for some fantastic photo opportunities as illustrated in Patch's gallery of reader photos. In government, State Senator Rush was fined $2,500 for campaign finance violations. The issues with disclosure the senator previously blamed on the database technology. The Norwood Board of Selectmen heard from fire chief Michael Howard about the state of the fire department budget and again expressed concern over the substitution costs. The Mustangs faced …