Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Both Canton towns got hammered by the Nor'easter this week. Who got hit the hardest?
Over a foot of snow buried Canton, Mass., Wednesday after the first Nor’easter of 2011 pummeled the Boston region. The National Weather Service estimated 17.9 inches of snow fell on the Canton area, which is just south of Boston. The area still had leftover snow from the December 26 Blizzard of 2010. The storm brought whipping winds, with gusts up to 38mph and temperatures in the 20s. Schools and town offices were closed for the day across the Bay State, and Canton’s Department of Public Works crews were out since 12 a.m. sanding, plowing and trying to keep the roads clear. Canton’s Fire Department responded to several calls for downed power lines and downed trees. Most of the area had electricity, although some spots reported power …