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UPDATED Blizzard 2013: Medfield Information Center

Check back often; we're updating this story often throughout the storm. Bookmark this page for local updates, safety tips, helpful hints, fun facts, and more.

Editor's note: Medfield-centric updates on the Blizzard of 2013 -- including cancellations, emergency notices, etc. -- will be posted here. Did we miss something, let us know and we'll add it to the list. 

SHOW US: Blizzard Outside My Window. When you look out your window, what do you see? Follow this link and upload your photos (and view the storm through your neighbor's eyes). 

UPDATES

Saturday, Feb. 9

6:00 a.m. -- Snowfall now at 26 inches. The official total for the Blizzard of '78 was 27.1, the largest storm in Boston history was 27.5 inches in 2003 -- looks like 2013 will soon top the chart! 

Boston's Top 5 Snowstorms in History, according to WBZ's Todd Gutner

  1. 27.5 inches -- Feb. 17-18, 2003
  2. 27.1 inches -- Feb. 6-7, 1978
  3. 26.3 inches -- Feb. 24-27, 1969
  4. 25.4 inches -- March 31-April 1, 1997
  5. 22.5 inches -- Jan. 22-23, 2005

3:00 a.m. -- Man still missing in Noon Hill Reservation. Volunteers told to stay home. 

2:00 a.m. -- Now at 21.5 inches. Let's see what the morning brings. 

Friday, Feb. 8

11:15 p.m. -- Now at 17 inches -- that's 5.5 inches in just over an hour. What a storm! 

10:00 p.m. -- Now at 11.5 inches.

9:30 p.m. --

7:00 p.m. -- Five inches and counting...

5:00 p.m. -- Plows are out in full force.  

4:00 p.m. -- Everyone should be off road to comply with Gov. Patrick's executive order or face $500 fine and up to a year in jail

2:00 p.m. -- Shaw's will close at 3 p.m. 

12:15 p.m. -- Governor Deval Patrick declares an Executive Order that all drivers must be off the road by 4 p.m. or face a $500 fine and up to one year in jail

6:00 a.m. -- Medfield Public Schools closed today. 

Thursday, Feb. 7

7:30 p.m. -- Medfield Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday. 

4 p.m. -- DPW vehicles are fueled up and ready to go. 

1:30 p.m. -- Medfield Public Schools will have an Early Release Day on Friday. UPDATE: School closed all day Friday.

Cancellations/Change in Plans

Friday, Feb. 8

Medfield Public Schools CLOSED

Medfield Public Library CLOSED

Medfield Town Hall CLOSED

Medfield Park & Rec CLOSED

Medfield Dance Academy CLOSED

Saturday, Feb. 9

Medfield Public Library CLOSED all day

Medfield Dance Academy CLOSED

Medfield Parks & Recreation programs CANCELLED

Medfield Animal Shelter Adoption Hours CANCELLED

Sunday, Feb. 10

Medfield Public Library CLOSED all day

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES

HELPFUL HINTS

How Long Will Food Last in the Fridge?

NSTAR: What to do if the Power Goes Out? [See "Helpful Hints"]

State Representative Dan Winslow Offers Storm Tips

FUN FACTS

Boston's Top 5 Snowstorms in History, according to WBZ's Todd Gutner

  1. 27.5 inches -- Feb. 17-18, 2003
  2. 27.1 inches -- Feb. 6-7, 1978
  3. 26.3 inches -- Feb. 24-27, 1969
  4. 25.4 inches -- March 31-April 1, 1997
  5. 22.5 inches -- Jan. 22-23, 2005

Think we'll make history with the Blizzard of 2013? Tell us in the comment section below.

COOL WAYS TO SPEND THE DAY

Check out Medfield Patch's Book Nook -- a list of book reviews by Stefanie Aucoin, a librarian at the Medfield Public Library. 

Did you know there is a documentary film about the history of Medfield State Hospital? There is and it is currently airing on MedfieldTV (Comcast 8 and Verizon 47 or 36). 

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As we ready ourselves for and make our way through the blizzard, please use this story on Medfield Patch to help out your neighbors. Know of a cancellation because of the weather? Let us know and we'll add it in the text, or you can add it yourself in the comments. Once the blizzard is underway, report poor road conditions or downed trees/impassable streets, here. We'll do the same.

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Medfield Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors, so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful during the storm. Stay safe, Medfield!

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