Blizzard Buries Medfield in Over 9 Inches of Snow
With snowfall to continue into Monday, closures and cancellations expected.
Medfield received 9.75 inches of snow Sunday with more expected to fall throughout the night and into Monday, according to Medfield Weather.
As a result, town hall announced it would be closed Monday "due to a snow emergency." The Medfield Public Library also announced it will be closed, canceling the following events scheduled for Monday: Super Mario Brothers Wii Play Time, "Needs and Leads Networking" event. Medfield Patch is still awaiting word on Monday's Medfield High boys' hockey game in Wellesley against the Raiders at 3:40 p.m. and the girls' and boys' varsity swim meets against Holliston. Check back here for updates on the status of those events.
Just after 11 p.m. Sunday, the weather barometer in Medfield read the one-hour trend was falling slowly and the three-hour trend was falling rapidly with maximum wind gusts of 33 mph.
The Sunday night forecast, reported by the National Weather Service, called for a low temperature of 25 degrees with north winds between 20 and 22 mph and gusts as high as 47 mph. The total nighttime snow accumulation was expected to be in the 6 to 10 inches range.
On Monday, more snow is expected, with most of it falling before 11 a.m. and accumulation expected to be 1 to 3 inches. Temperature is expected to fall to 21 degrees by 4 p.m. and wind gusts expected to be as high as 50 mph.
Governor Deval Patrick's office released a statement Sunday published on Fox 25 urging people to stay off the roads and non-emergency state workers to stay home Monday.
"In order to protect public safety and facilitate clean-up from the December 26-27 winter storm, Governor Deval Patrick has directed that non-emergency employees who work in the Executive Branch of state government do not have to report to their workplaces on Monday," the statement said.
Gov. Patrick declared a state of emergency at 12:10 p.m. Sunday as the storm was expected to produce widespread heavy snowfall and periods of zero visibility. People are being advised to stay off the roads as much as possible out of safety and to enable the DPW to properly clear the snow.
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