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NATICK – The MetroWest region is preparing for a significant snowstorm. Current forecast has the snowfall beginning around 10 p.m., Wednesday, and continuing until mid afternoon tomorrow, Thursday, with snow falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

As a result the Town of Natick has declared a storm emergency effective 8 tonight, December 16.

During this storm emergency, no vehicles are allowed to park on any roadway to allow for snow removal.

Any vehicle on a public way will be ticketed and towed. Parking is available in the Municipal Parking Lot at West Central and Pond Street.

All town buildings will be closed all day Thursday December 17.

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Further, Thursday and Friday curbside trash and recycling collections are delayed for one day.

Regular Thursday collections will occur on Friday December 18 and regular Friday collections will occur on Saturday December 19.

Please do not leave your bags or bins at the curb on Thursday

The Town of Natick Emergency Management Team will be continually monitoring the storm and will address the needs of the community as they arise.

If you lose power, please contact NSTAR at 800-592-2000 to report the outage. Do not contact the public safety dispatch center unless a dangerous a condition exists.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.