Thursday, January 13, 2011
Around town, the snow and ice the day after the Nor'easter created some gorgeous scenes.
Canton is thawing out a day after the Nor'easter hit the area with over a foot of snow. This afternoon, the snow and ice from the trees and wires were melting, creating some noisy driving down Washington Street and Route 138 as the snow pelted the rooftops of vehicles. DPW plows were still out in force today cleaning up after the storm, including plowing out the Canton Police Department's parking lot. The Walgreen's parking lot still needed a good clearing, as the lot remained covered in snow and made for a slippery ride. Parking was a bit tricky on Washington Street in front of the storefronts, as the snow piles took away portions of the prime spots. Although the wet, heavy snow made for sore backs, the beauty of the frozen ice sculptures…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The snow is falling steadily and the Canton area may be in for more.
It is snow going in Canton today. With whipping winds and heavy snow accumulation, the town is under a winter storm warning through midnight. Canton will see daytime accumulation totals of eight to 12 inches, accord to the National Weather Service. Today's a windy one, with blowing snow and wind gusts up to 38mph. A reminder that Canton Public Schools are closed today, all sporting events have been cancelled and the Town Hall is also closed due to the storm. The Canton Senior Center is closed today and most scheduled events throughout the town have been postponed. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has 4,000 pieces of equipment out plowing, sanding and clearing the roads, and Canton's DPW is also out in full force. However, …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
DPW, Police and Fire are all gearing up for the next big winter storm.
The crews have been notified, the sand is stockpiled and the gear is getting readied. Canton is suited up to handle the foot of snow (or more) that forecasters are predicting to get dumped over the area during Wednesday's Nor'Easter. Canton's Department of Public Works has already called in its plow drivers and contractors. The crews will arrive at work at 12:00 a.m. and the contractors will start their day at 2:00 a.m., according to DPW Superintendent Michael Trotta. The DPW will have 32 to 35 pieces of town equipment on the roads of Canton, plowing, sanding and salting, Trotta said. Add another 27 contracted plow drivers to the mix, and there will be a large number of snow fighters working to keep the roads of Canton passable. "These …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The messy Monday storm getting cleaned up in Canton.
The first storm of the season, which dropped about 2.5 inches of the white stuff on Canton, is melting away today. With bright sunshine, and the help of the plows and shovels, traffic is flowing smoothly on Route 138 and Washington Street today. The streets and sidewalks are clear, and the plow drivers did not have much business Tuesday afternoon. A drastic change from Monday's icey conditions, which reaked havok on the rush-hour commute and caused quite a few accidents. Canton Police responded to seven car accidents on Monday afternoon and evening. Despite the chaos, the snow did make for a pretty, holiday scene. It will be a white Christmas after all.