Friday, January 18, 2013
Following these tips will help ensure that you survive the snow and ice season safely.
Friday, January 18
The following is a press release from the Snow & Ice Management Association. Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common is the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due to snow or ice on the ground. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely noted are the hazards of walking on snow and ice," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association. "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an impact on the quality of life for the injured person." SIMA, the national nonprofit organization …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The town is dealing with the high costs of snow and ice removal and a budget deficit.
Maybe the snowmen are happy with Mother Nature, but the town of Canton certainly is not. The snow-filled winter packed with storms, blizzards and nor'easters is putting a damper on the town's snow budget. To date, the snow and ice budget is at a $574,536 deficit, Christina Carlton reported to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. Carlton was filling in for Town Administrator William Friel, who was out sick on Tuesday. "It's been such an incredibly snowy year," she said. The year to date amount spent on ice and snow removal is $759, 257, she said. "This year is in line with fiscal year 2009," Carlton told the board. "The costs were $849,000 that year." The town's $184,700 snow budget was spent after cleaning up one snow storm and one blizzard …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Canton Fire responds to several snow-related calls.
Although Mother Nature has finally laid off with the snowfall, the snow and ice is still impacting residents and businesses in Canton. Yesterday morning, the Canton Fire Department responded to 120 Shawmut Road, a commercial building, for a roof inspection. There was a "noticeable deflection and protruding sprinkler heads" in the building, Canton Fire Lt. Thomas Driscoll said. Canton Building Inspector Ed Walsh "closed the building until the heavy snow load is removed from the roof and a structural engineer deems the building safe to occupy again," Driscoll said. On Monday, students at the the Hansen Elementary School had an extra day off due to the heavy snow load on the school's roof. School maintenance officials noticed the snow load on…
Friday, February 4, 2011
It is a sad, comeback song: More snow for Saturday.
Do not shoot the messenger. Although nothing surprises New Englanders this winter, more snow is on the way. Keep the shovels, roof rakes and ice melt handy for the weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting another messy, winter-mix hitting the area Saturday. Expect snow and rain Saturday afternoon in Canton, with accumulation totaling about half an inch, according to the NWS. Saturday night brings more freezing rain, sleet and patchy fog, with temperatures in the 20s. On Sunday, snow should continue until about 8:00 a.m. Share your snow photos, ice photos and snow rants and raves with Canton Patch! We will publish them on our site. Email: email@example.com
The two-day snow and ice-filled storm brought roofs down and caused flooding in the Bay State.
This week’s two-day storm caused chaos across the Bay State, including Easton, with roofs collapsing under the weight of the snow and ice and flooding in several areas. Canton was spared any major damage except for one unlucky business on Turnpike Street. The Canton Fire Department responded to a partial roof collapse at 555 Turnpike Street Wednesday. The awning at the business park’s front entrance collapsed around 11:00 a.m., according to fire officials. “The collapse was related to the significant weight from the snow and ice that has accumulated this winter,” Canton Fire Lt. Tom Driscoll said. “No injuries occurred.” Due to the storm, no employees were in the building, which houses several companies including Casual Male. “Fortunately …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Storm brings freezing rain, sleet and snow to Canton.
The two-day storm has turned from all snow to all slush. The sleet, freezing rain and drizzle today created major puddles throughout the area, making the roads extra slick and creating difficult driving conditions for commuters. With all the precipitation and enormous snow banks, the melting is causing flooding and roof collapse throughout the state today. This afternoon, Town Manager William Friel urged Canton drivers to "please use care and caution while traveling on Canton roads due to developing flooding and potential freezing conditions." The National Weather Service said to expect flash freezing over the area this afternoon and freezing drizzle tonight. The sudden drop in temperatures to below freezing is expected to cause the …
For some, the snow means a little extra green.
For most folks, more snow means aching backs and a huge headache. But for some lucky businesses, the white stuff means more green in their wallets. The local supermarkets thrive during the New England winters thanks to the plethora of storms and Blizzard of 78-preparedness. Locals can not hunker down for a storm without their milk, eggs and bread. At Shaw's in Canton, the parking lot was difficult to navigate as cars were driving during the intense snow and low visibility. Shoppers ran in to buy the New England essentials before this week's two-part storm hit full swing. Aisles were packed with customers at 1o:00 a.m. Tuesday. According to a check-out clerk, "This place has been busy since I got here at 8:30 this morning." A customer …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Expect up to seven additional inches of snow Friday.
It will be another messy morning for commuters tomorrow. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to four to seven inches of snow in Canton. The snow showers will start at about 4 a.m. Friday and the town will see a low temperature of 29 degrees. Patchy fog is expected before 11 a.m. The timing of this latest storm could not be worse for morning commuters, as the snow should hit in the early morning hours and wrap up by 1:00 p.m., according to the NWS.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The weather makes for messy commuting as ice and snow arrive this morning.
It was another cold and icy day today. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for today due to the snow, rain and icy conditions. The Canton area saw freezing rain between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. today and a temperature of a chilly 36 degrees. The rain has continued all through the afternoon. With 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice expected, the National Weather Service says to expect some frozen tree limbs coming down and possible power outages around the state. The other concern is street flooding due to the snow-clogged street drains. The National Weather Service said to expect heavy rain in the afternoon and evening and possible street flooding. Crews were out on the roads this morning and afternoon in Canton, with plows and …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Contributors submitted photos to Canton Patch featuring their own snowy scenes.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Here are some images of Canton after Wednesday's Nor'easter. Thanks to our readers for submitting their photos! Take a peak at the scenes of snow and ice the first storm of 2011 dumped on the town. If you have your own snow photos and videos to submit, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.