NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, PARKING BAN EXTENDED,Cancellations, Updates

NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, PARKING BAN EXTENDED,Cancellations, Updates

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

02 Jan 2018, 21:36 #1

(That's your cue, Dun.)


I was at Market Basket about 12:30 this afternoon and it was some crazy packed.  I wasn't even sure why it was so crowded until I overheard some folks talking about a storm, lol.

The latest from the NWS - Boston

nws2.jpg


nws1.jpg p
Reply
Like

Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

02 Jan 2018, 22:04 #2

I hope we don't lose power like we did in that monster storm a while back. It's been very cold up here and this upcoming storm will only add to the foot we have already.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
Reply
Like

Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

03 Jan 2018, 00:51 #3

WCVB 's Harvey Leonard is saying Cape Ann could hit the jackpot....15"+
Harvey 1 2 18.jpg
Reply
Like

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

03 Jan 2018, 02:05 #4

Thank you, Dun, lol.

Harvey Leonard got the blizzard of '78 right ...

Bombogenesis and Bomb Cyclone are trending on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... s&src=tyah

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... e&src=tyah

Snow I can handle, but I'm definitely planning for a power outage.
Reply
Like

Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

03 Jan 2018, 04:11 #5

Be Prepared! Order your pizza & Chinese food NOW!
Reply
Like

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

03 Jan 2018, 15:45 #6

Posted on: January 3, 2018

CURBSIDE APPLIANCE COLLECTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Due to the pending snow storm, the curbside appliance collection that was scheduled for tomorrow, January 4, has been postponed until next Thursday, January 11, 2018. Please do not put your appliances/tvs on the curb, it will only hinder plowing efforts

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1227

Posted on: January 3, 2018


IMPORTANT TRASH & RECYCLING INFORMATION FOR JANUARY 4

Trash collection for January 4 has been postponed.

Please do not put trash and recycling out for collection tomorrow.

The schedule for collection is as follows:

Friday - they will begin Wednesday's Route and then start Thursday's Route.

Saturday - they will finish Thursday's route and begin Friday's route.

What ever is left from Saturday's routes will be cleaned up on Monday.

All trash and recycling must be out by 7am.  We not going back for late outs or snow covered stops.

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1228
Reply
Like

Joined: 17 Feb 2016, 17:58

03 Jan 2018, 17:47 #7

snowfall.jpg
Reply
Like

Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

03 Jan 2018, 18:28 #8

Provincetown, which I can see from Eastern Point lighthouse, gets 1-2" while we get 12-18" ?
That is totally unfair and clearly fake news or something.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
Reply
Like

Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

03 Jan 2018, 18:39 #9

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Posted on: January 3, 2018

CURBSIDE APPLIANCE COLLECTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Due to the pending snow storm, the curbside appliance collection that was scheduled for tomorrow, January 4, has been postponed until next Thursday, January 11, 2018. Please do not put your appliances/tvs on the curb, it will only hinder plowing efforts

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1227

Posted on: January 3, 2018


IMPORTANT TRASH & RECYCLING INFORMATION FOR JANUARY 4

Trash collection for January 4 has been postponed.

Please do not put trash and recycling out for collection tomorrow.

The schedule for collection is as follows:

Friday - they will begin Wednesday's Route and then start Thursday's Route.

Saturday - they will finish Thursday's route and begin Friday's route.

What ever is left from Saturday's routes will be cleaned up on Monday.

All trash and recycling must be out by 7am.  We not going back for late outs or snow covered stops.

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1228
Thank you. I think I shall wait a week with both trash and recycle. This
is likely to be quite a mess.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
Reply
Like

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

03 Jan 2018, 20:08 #10

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Snow Emergency, Parking Ban Declared Tonight Weds. 1/3 (8PM) to Fri 1/5 (7AM)

GLOUCESTER EMERGENCY ALERTS:

Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Declared for Weds. 1/3/2018 (8PM) to Fri. 1/5/2018 (7AM)

Schools Closed Thursday 1/4/2018

Tonight, Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, the City of Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets starting at 8 PM due to an upcoming severe snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions. In addition, Gloucester public schools will be closed tomorrow.

PARKING BAN

Effective at 8:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 until 7:00 AM Friday, January 5th all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots, but please remove all vehicles from municipal and school parking lots before the parking ban expires at 7:00 AM Friday.

School parking lots will be the first areas to be ticketed and towed once parking ban has concluded. Violators of this emergency declaration will be at the owner’s expense so please move your car before 7 AM Friday or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed at all lots.

http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1240
Reply
Like

Joined: 23 Dec 2007, 03:06

03 Jan 2018, 22:02 #11

Damon wrote: Provincetown, which I can see from Eastern Point lighthouse, gets 1-2" while we get 12-18" ?
That is totally unfair and clearly fake news or something.
The forecast is down to 11" now.

On the other hand, it may start (early tomorrow) with a bit of ice, and 11" of snow on top of that.
Because the ground is so fearfully cold, any rain will freeze on untreated surfaces for a long time, and we get three more days of extreme cold, followed by some days of snow/sleet/rain mix.  You'd think they did it on purpose.  Better set the alarm to April ...

-- peregrine
Reply
Like

Joined: 09 Jul 2016, 18:59

03 Jan 2018, 22:21 #12

Hello! My name is Dick Morningwood. 

Anybody want to get cozy during the storm? 
Reply
Like

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

04 Jan 2018, 00:57 #13

I think you might have better luck on craigslist, Dickie:

https://boston.craigslist.org/search/pp ... torm+buddy

I'm less concerned about the amount of snow than I am about people losing power with the plummeting temps that are coming.

It's darn near balmy out there now - definitely the proverbial calm before the storm.

We use propane for heat and hot water.  We are on a regular delivery schedule and I have rarely ever had to call them - not something I ever really have had to think about and been with the same company for about 30 years.  About a year ago I ran out of fuel - scheduling glitch.  Sheesh.  I started thinking about fuel today, checked the gauge and I'm down to about 25%.  I called them - oh, sure, you're on the schedule for Friday.  Okay, all kinds of things could go wrong between now and Friday, lol.
Reply
Like

Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

04 Jan 2018, 01:01 #14

BREAKING:  George's Coffee Shop will not open tomorrow.  Now we know it's serious ...
Reply
Like

Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

04 Jan 2018, 01:07 #15

I have gas for cooking, heating, cloths drying and hot water. If the power goes out at least I can cook. I go in to work at 11 pm to 7 am. I need to give my sister-in-law a ride to work in the morning, luckily she lives near town and works in town. 
Reply
Like

Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

04 Jan 2018, 02:22 #16

Butane stoves are great for power outages/emergency's and work surprisingly well. Much better than my old propane camping stove. Spare canisters can be found cheap at most Asian markets.



Its scary how unprepared people are for just a simple snow storm. No parking at the grocery store, gas lines blocking traffic at Flannagans and even last minute liquor store runs. God forbid there's a real disaster, most people don't have more than a few days supply at home.
Reply
Like

Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

04 Jan 2018, 03:12 #17

Dun Fudgin wrote: Be Prepared! Order your pizza & Chinese food NOW!
Oh, boy that is a painful watch, Dun.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
Reply
Like

Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

04 Jan 2018, 03:14 #18

I am entirely bored with it already. It is New England and we have storms every year and every year the HYPE gets bigger and bigger.

Perhaps this time it will live up to it's billing.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
Reply
Like

Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

04 Jan 2018, 03:22 #19

Not really nice to post Frankie MacDonalds video if your just trying to get a laugh. He's a well loved YouTube Personality with a large following. I for one love his enthusiasm!
Reply
Like

Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

04 Jan 2018, 04:01 #20

William Taylor.e wrote: I am entirely bored with it already. It is New England and we have storms every year and every year the HYPE gets bigger and bigger.

Perhaps this time it will live up to it's billing.
Agreed. And why are shovels always sold out before a storm? Do people just throw away their shovels after each winter?

I think it's because a big bad storm is just a good way to distract people from their normally mundane life.

Anyone want to go sledding down Centennial Ave tomorrow? I know Dick is in, but I need a few more takers to make it worthwhile.
Reply
Like