Region digs out from first snowstorm of season


Region digs out from first snowstorm of season
The snowstorm on Jan. 6 and 7 downed trees across the region including this one in Southborough. Courtesy of Southborough Police.

WESTBOROUGH – The first snowstorm in nearly two years left the region with 10 to 14 inches of snow over Saturday, Jan. 6, into Sunday, Jan. 7.

In Marlborough, the Resident Drop-Off Facility will be closed on Monday, Jan. 8, for storm cleanup.

Marlborough Public Schools has canceled classes for the day.

Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough will have a two-hour delay, along with Hillside School.

Several public school systems, including Grafton, Westborough, Hudson, Shrewsbury, Northborough and Southborough, have announced a two-hour delay.

St. John’s in Shrewsbury will also have a two-hour delay.

More than 450 households in the Peters Farm Way neighborhood in Westborough were without power for about three hours during the storm on Sunday morning. Power was restored by early afternoon, according to National Grid.

Westborough Police reported a tree down across Nourse Street, near Captain Samuel Forbush, early Sunday afternoon. The tree was removed, and the street reopened, within two hours.

Southborough Police reported several trees down across roadways on Sunday afternoon.

In Marlborough, several tree limbs snapped because of the heavy, wet snow, including a tree near the Walker Building on Main Street.

As communities continue to dig out, first responders would like to remind residents to clear out fire hydrants.

You also may want to check those storm drains as well. The next weather system is scheduled for late Tuesday into Wednesday, with snow turning into rain as temperatures rise into the 50s.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday.


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