Watertown Storm Center: Snow Emergency Declared, Schools Closed

Check back here throughout the storm for updates on what's happening in Watertown.

Snowfall forecast on Tuesday evening. Photo: National Weather Service
Snowfall forecast on Tuesday evening. Photo: National Weather Service

Updated 8:29 a.m., Wednesday: The storm is moving out of the area and Watertown received only a few inches of snow, instead of the 6-8 predicted Tuesday. The roads look plowed, but temperatures will be cold!

Updated 8:52 p.m., Tuesday: Schools will be closed in Watertown on Wednesday.

Updated 8:37 p.m.: Latest National Weather Service forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snowfall in the area. 

Updated at 4:07 p.m.: A snow emergency has been declared in Watertown beginning at 8 p.m. That means no on-street parking. See more here

Updated at 3:32 p.m.: Governor warns commute expected to be treacherous. He has sent home state employees and encourages private sector encouraged to send employees home as well.

Updated at 2:40 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick has postponed his State of the Commonwealth address scheduled for Tuesday night. He will have a press conference at 3 p.m.

Updated at 2:37 p.m.: The Lowell School Site Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been cancelled due to the storm.

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A snow storm will roll into the area on Tuesday afternoon and will leave several inches of snow by the time it ends Wednesday morning.

The Winter Storm Warning begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and ends at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Gusts of winds will get up to 40 mph and temperatures will be in the teens.

Patch will keep track of closings and power outages during the storm. If you see something in your area contact us at charlie.breitrose@patch.com.

Already, many flights have been cancelled at Boston's Logan Airport.

Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.

Latest Snowfall Forecasts

Important Numbers

  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department:  617-972-6500
  • Fire Department: 617-972-6500
  • DPW: 617-972-6420
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 
Be sure to follow Watertown Patch on Twitter and Facebook throughout the storm as we'll have ongoing updates there as well.


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