REGION – The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is showing a lesser amount than the foot-plus of snow predicted for the region.
The current forecast is now calling for 4 to 8 inches, with heavier amounts toward the southeastern part of the state.
Most school systems have canceled classes for Tuesday, including Assabet Valley Collaborative, Assabet Valley Regional, Advanced Math and Science Charter, St. Bernadette’s in Northborough, St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Hudson Public Schools, Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Northborough Public Schools, Southborough Public Schools, Marlborough Public Schools, Grafton Public Schools and Westborough Public Schools.
Hudson Town Hall will be closed for the day, and the Board of Health meeting canceled.
Curbside trash collection in Hudson will be delayed a day because of the storm. Tuesday’s collection will take place on Wednesday; Wednesday’s on Thursday; Thursday’s to Friday; and Friday’s to Saturday. Please note that bins need to be kept OFF the streets to allow for plow drivers to properly clear streets.
In Grafton, E.L. Harvey will not be collecting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. There will be a one-day delay for the rest of the week, and they will be working on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Grafton Public Library will be closed for the day.
Marlborough has also decided to hold off on picking up trash and recycling on Tuesday. Pickup has been postponed until Wednesday.
Marlborough City Hall and offices, including the Senior Center and Marlborough Public Library, will be closed on Tuesday.
A snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect in the city at 11 p.m. on Monday. No vehicles should be parked on a public roadway, and should not otherwise park on a public roadway until the snow emergency is lifted. Vehicles parked on public roadways and impede snow removal operations are subject to tow at the owner’s expense.
In Northborough, the Senior Center, library and town offices will be closed on Tuesday. Staff will be available by phone and email through the day. There will be no trash/recycling collection on Tuesday. All routes will be collected one day later for the remainder of the week.
In Shrewsbury, there will be no trash collection on Tuesday. Collection will resume on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. Make sure your materials are at the curb, free of snow and not behind snow banks.
Shrewsbury Public Library will be closed on Tuesday. Town Hall and the SELCO will be closed for in-person visits, but SELCO staff will be available by phone.
The transfer station in Westborough will be closed on Tuesday. It is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday for regular operating hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All non-essential town offices will also be closed, along with the Westborough Public Library.
The Westborough Select Board will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 13, by remote means.
The town will also have a winter parking ban in effect; no on-street parking will be allowed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday in order for DPW crews can remove snow from the roadways.
The National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning has been downgraded to an advisory that will expire at 7 p.m.
Next chance for snow will come overnight Thursday into Friday; 2 to 4 inches are expected.