Watertown Police: Stay in Your Homes, Roads Closed to Traffic

All town buildings, programs closed Friday as police search for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.


The town of Watertown has been shut down so police can continue the search for the second Boston Marathon bomber, which started in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police have asked all residents to "shelter in place" and stay in their home for their safety, and to aid the search, which has predominantly focused on East Watertown. Surrounding towns, including Newton, Belmont, Waltham, Cambridge and Allston/Brighton, have also been shut down.

They also warn not to let anyone into your home unless they are a uniformed police officer.

Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll announced that town programs and offices have been closed for the day.

"The Library, Senior Center and Administration Building offices are closed," Driscoll announced in an email. "Any planned recreation or school activities will not be held."

Trash and recycling will not be picked up Friday.

In addition, the governor shut down the entire MBTA system, not just those routes going through Watertown. 


See Patch's coverage of the hunt for the bombing suspects by clicking here.


Follow Patch for updates on the situation in Watertown.

Nathanael Pine April 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Birds are chirping & the streets are empty
Mom of 3 April 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM
My daughter, an EG High School and MassArt alumni is under lockdown in Waltham. As her mom, I am frightened for her and all others there.
Roberta Barr, pastor April 19, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Dear Friends in Watertown: Be safe & PRAY for the safety of all of those who are putting themselves in harm's way, so that we are protected from this evil that has come among us. We believe God weeps with Boston and all those affected by these terrorist acts. Pastor, Community Church of Watertown
Doris Purdy April 19, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I am outside of NYC and have a very close friend in that area of Watertown. Can anyone post what streets in Watertown have been evacuated? Thank you.
Eric Mack April 19, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Per WBZ radio (you can listen online), residents in Watertown - and many other nearby towns - have been ordered to stay indoors.


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