Friday, March 4, 2011
The fickle weather in Canton changed by the minute.
From gray to blue, sunglasses on to windshield wipers on, the skies changed in a matter of 20 minutes while driving through Canton along 138 and down Washington Street Wednesday afternoon. The weather went from gray and cloudy, to rain and bright blue skies–at the same time. Only in New England do we experience weather like this. The National Weather Service is predicting a mixed bag of weather for Canton this weekend. On Friday, expect partly sunny skies with a high temperature of 32 degrees. There is a chance of snow and rain before 8:00 a.m. Saturday and a high of 47 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. On Sunday, there is a chance of rain with a high of temp of 54 degrees: T-shirt weather for New Englanders!
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.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
A small roof fire caused minor damage at Ace Hardware today.
A small fire left customers and area firefighters out in the cold this afternoon. For about 13 minutes, shoppers and employees of the Rocky's Ace Hardware Store had to evacuate while the fire in the heating unit on the roof was knocked down. A worker who was doing some roof work noticed smoke showing at Rocky's Ace Hardware Store at 19 Washington Street around 2:00 p.m. today, Canton Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Scott Johnson said. The fire, in the rooftop heating unit, was all contained to the roof, Johnson said. The gas was shut off and the fire was contained, he said. "It wasn't even considered a working fire," he said. Damages are estimated to be about $5,000, according to Johnson. "There was no in-store damage," he said. Fire …