Storm Info Center (UPDATED - 4:53 p.m.)
Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
1:05 p.m. - Statewide travel ban will conclude at 4 p.m., in Western Mass. and islands it has already concluded.
12:33 p.m. - Reports of an alarm at the Parker School. The scene was investigated, no footprints in the snow, no vehicles in the parking lot. Scene now all clear.
We're also hearing that Dunkin' Donuts on Chelmsford Street is open for plow operators, emergency vehicles and anyone else not using a vehicle.
10:22 a.m. - We're hearing reports of two feet of snow in some parts of town. Over in Westford at Nashoba Valley Ski Area they are reporting 24 inches, and they are open today for anybody who can snowshoe, crosscountry ski or walk over. All of last season they got 19, including 10 during the Halloween storm.
9:10 a.m. - National Girl Scout Cookie Day, which was supposed to be on Friday, has been moved to Feb. 15.
8:28 a.m., Saturday - We're hearing on our Facebook page, that there have been some outages in the Westlands and near Turnpike Road, but most folks still have power. If you lose power, let us know on our Facebook page or here on the Patch.
The travel ban is still in place, and anyone heading to Boston, the MBTA is likely not to be running again until Monday.
4:17 p.m. - The Adams and MacKay Libraries will be closed tomorrow (Saturday)
2:35 p.m. - The concert tonight and the play tomorrow night at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts has been cancelled.
1:47 p.m. - Up the way in New Hampshire, Governor Hassan is asking all motorists to be off the roads no later than 7 p.m.
1:04 p.m. - Governor Patrick has issued a State of Emergency starting at 4 p.m. All non-emergency vehicles are ordered off the roads. Moonstones is closed.
12:12 p.m. - The Meat House is closing at 2 p.m. We're also hearing of parking issues at Market Basket on Chelmsford Street. Cutting Edge in North Chelmsford is closed until Monday.
11:40 a.m. - We're hearing from town officials that there is trash pickup today , but it's being done earlier than usual to get the job done before roads become too dangerous.
11:29 a.m. - Eastern Bank on North Road will be closing at noon. The governor will be having a press conference at 12:15 at MEMA HQ in Framingham.
Residence Inn on Lan Drive in Westford is having a "snow special"
11:03 a.m., Friday - Creative Styles in Vinal Square is closing at noon.
8:40 p.m., Thursday - Governor Patrick has asked all private employees and non-essential personnel to stay home on Friday and be off the roads by noon.
CHELMSFORD PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE:
We'll be updating this as the storm progresses.
Here are the closings we've heard so far. If we missed any, please comment below, share a picture by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, e-mail the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 978-905-9022.
- Chelmsford Public Schools - Closed
- Nashoba Tech - Closed
- Saturday Magic Show at North Town Hall (pictured) - postponed to Feb. 24
- Bean Supper - cancelled
- Winter Farmers' Market on Saturday at Agway - Cancelled
- Creative Styles - closed at noon on Friday
- Eastern Bank - closed at noon on Friday
- Meat House - closed at 2 p.m. on Friday
- Cutting Edge Hair Salon - closed until Monday
- Moonstones - closed
IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES:
- For Emergencies Only, Dial 911
- Police Department: (978) 256-2521
- Fire Department: (978) 250-5265
- DPW: (978) 250-5270
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
List of tow companies:
- Ferreira Towing - Chelmsford (978) 454-7914
- Sully's (978) 692-3187
- Chistopher's (978) 452-7433
- Ferreira Automotive - Westford (978) 490-3410