Well, this one wasn't one for the records for Milford. Judging by the National Weather Service map, updated as of 9 a.m. Friday, Milford and surrounding towns got between 3 to 6 inches. Boston, on the other hand, got a foot. This report from the National Weather Service, includes a spotter here who found 9 inches.
Closures and Cancelations:
All Milford Community School Use programs are cancelled for Friday. But everything resumes as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.
Delayed opening: Milford Town Hall will open at noon Friday, according to town administrator Rick Villani.
All state courts will be closed Friday. The following notice was distributed at 9:20 a.m.: "Snow volume, high winds and severe temperatures, and road conditions make it advisable to remain closed for the safety of the public and court staff. Emergency matters can be addressed through the Judicial Response system which typically operates outside of normal court hours."
Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday night that all state offices would be closed on Friday, and he urged private employers to do the same.
Trash will be collected Friday, but on a delayed schedule. Town officials ask that residents NOT put out trash Thursday night as this will affect plowing overnight. And they ask for patience Friday, too.
Milford Federal Savings & Loan will open at 11 a.m. Friday.
Milford Schools will be closed Friday and all evening activities are cancelled Thursday.
Milford Youth Center will not have after-school activities Thursday and will be closed on Friday due to the weather. There will also be no Adult Open Gym Thursday.
Milford Senior Center activities, including dance classes, are cancelled for Friday. The building itself will be open unless Town Hall closes.
Milford Town Library will close early Thursday, at 6 p.m. And it will be closed on Friday.
State Offices to Close at 3 PM: In a noon press conference, Gov. Deval Patrick ordered non-essential state employees home by 3 p.m. Thursday. Highways and the MBTA will remain open through the storm. Patrick asked private businesses to let their workers out early as a major winter storm bears down on Massachusetts.
Overnight Parking Ban
May go without saying, but it is in effect. During snow storms, police will order tow trucks if they can't find owners to move them off-street. So, by midnight Thursday, move them somewhere off the street. Milford Police advise parking in municipal lots during the storm if you do not have a driveway. These include: lots on Pine St, Fayette, Exchange, Central, Jefferson or across from Sacred Heart Church. (See Police Chief's comments below)
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:
Offers tips on extreme cold
Milford Emergency Contacts
- In case of an emergency, dial 911. An emergency does NOT include telling police your power or cable is out.
- Milford Police Department - (508) 473-1113
- Milford Fire Department, Birch Street headquarters - (508) 473-2256
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- NStar: Report a power outage website
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- MBTA Anderson/Woburn station: service updates
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