Storm Updates: Forecast Has Changed, Town Offices Shut Down
Mar 14, 2017 12:52PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
The forecast, that had originally called for upwards of two feet of snow, has changed. The new forecast from the National weather service is calling for 12-17 inches of snow but changing over to sleet and freezing rain Tuesday afternoon.
In Dracut, Nathan Coram is reporting "Very poor visibility, strong winds, heavy snow ... 6.1" snow, rapid accumulation with very heavy snow."
Schools in Dracut, Tewksbury and throughout the state closed on Tuesday and all school-related activities have been cancelled or rescheduled.
Town offices, including the libraries and senior centers, in both Tewksbury and Dracut, are closed Tuesday. Many local businesses have also closed for the day.
Gov. Baker has not declared a travel ban. However, he has advised workers to work from home if possible. Also, all Massachusetts courts are closed today.
Trash pickup in both Tewksbury and Dracut is cancelled Tuesday. Dracut will pick up Wednesday. Tewksbury will pick up Thursday.
As of 12:30 p.m. no power outages had been reported in either Dracut or Tewksbury.
Here is the latest forecast for the Merrimack Valley from the National Weather Service:
The storm has arrived
Road conditions are getting worse