LAST UPDATE – 9 p.m. Eversource reporting 22 percent of Framingham without power. This report will not be updated again.
UPDATE 3:33 p.m. – BREAKING — Eversource said it may not be able to restore power to some in Framingham until the weekend. More than 65,000 in the Commonwealth without power and the hardest hit area is MetroWest and specifically Framingham with almost 30% of the City without power.
IMPORTANT: If you are without power please make sure to report to Eversource – 800-592-2000
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. – Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said several of the Framingham Public Schools were without power this morning and there may be some telephone issues at some of the schools.
Tremblay was having a conference call at 3 p.m. with Mayor Yvonne Spicer and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, based in Framingham. He said his team is assessing the schools and will have an update later tonight.
UPDATED: As of 2 p.m. about 30% of Framingham still without power, or more than 9,000 customers
UPDATED: As of 10 a.m. the City has decided to open the Callahan Center for those without power as a “warming and charging station.” It will remain open until 4 p.m.
Also the MetroWest YMCA is allowing non members to use the facilities today, for a small fee.
UPDATED: As of 8:05 a.m. 34% of Framingham or more than 10,000 customers without power.
Many major roadways are blocked by downed trees and wires.
All schools in the City are closed, including Framingham State University and Framingham Public Schools
UPDATED: 8 a.m. Right and middle lane closed on Mass Pike eastbound in Framingham due to tree debris in roadway. MassDOT crews are responding and left lane is open
UPDATED: 6:35 a.m. Carter Road at Edmands Road. Pole broke. Road impassable
Edgell Road Between Frost & Whiting – Tree blocking roadway
UPDATED at 6:22 a.m. Edgell Road is blocked between Central and Frost Street.
Maple Street is blocked between Winter and State Street
UPDATED at 6:30 a.m. – Eversource is reporting 24% of the City or more than 7,275 customers without power.
UPDATED: 6:05 a.m. Tree on roadway at 755 Edgell
UPDATED at 5:35 a.m. – Non-essential municipal City of Framingham buildings will be closed on March 8
This includes the Memorial Building, the Framingham Public Libraries, Callahan Center, Parks & Recreation Office, Non-essential employees shall remain home and not report to work.
Trash and recycling collection is still on, at this time.
UPDATED: 807 Waverly power lines across street is impassable
47 Flanagan – tree across road – impassable
Pole snapped on Warren Road
UPDATED: 5:20 a.m. Reports of Concord Street blocked due to a downed wire near Summer Street. Route 126 is blocked north and south.
UPDATED at 5:03 a.m. – No school for Framingham Public School students on Thursday. Christa McAuliffe Charter School and St. Bridget School will be closed, too.
UPDATED: 4:45 a.m. Multiple trees down at Indian Head and Summer. Road blocked at moment.
***UPDATED: 4:30 a.m. Tree limb on Franklin Street by the bridge.
UPDATED: 2 a.m. – Tree has Fallen on Mass Pike Eastbound at Route 9 interchange
FRAMINGHAM – It has been snowing in Framingham since darkness, after a day full of rain. There is about 2 inches of snow on the south side of town. Residents north of Route 9 are reporting 3-4 inches of snow, at 10 p.m.
As of 9 p.m., Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said he had not made a decision on if there would be school on Thursday. He anticipated the call would be made Thursday morning. (FYI: Buses start rolling for the high school at 6 a.m.)
Marian High students will have a snow day on Thursday. Keefe Technical students will have a snow day.
Framingham Highway Superintendent said he has 128 pieces of equipment out on the roads in the City of Framingham tonight at 10.
He said the roads are covered, but passable. It is recommended to stay off the roads, if possible.
Nau said the snow is heavy and wet, and not fluffy, and it makes for slippery road conditions.
The heavy snow is sticking to trees and wires.
There was a report of a pole down near Route 9 and California Avenue, causing a power outage.
As of 12:30 a.m., Eversource is reporting 6 percent of Framingham without power or more than 1,700 customers.
The delayed start, announced just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, will allow road crews time and space to plow streets impacted by the storm, and residents are encouraged to use public transportation when possible.
The City of Framingham has a snow emergency parking ban through noon on Thursday, March 8.
Any vehicle obstructing snow clearing operations will be towed regardless of the road.
Trash and recycling collection will be collected on Thursday, said Highway Superintendent Nau at 10 p.m., but we may be later than normal.