Town of Foxborough Storm Update, 6pm Tuesday 1/27

The Foxborough Emergency Management Team had their third meeting this afternoon at 4:00 P.M. and has released the following update to the community regarding the impact of the Blizzard of 2015.

Storm totals as of 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening were in the range of 22 to 24 inches of snow. Latest weather information indicates that we will continue to see bands of snow until about 9:00 P.M. tonight when the storm begins to move off shore. Wind gusts will continue to cause drifting of snow into tomorrow morning.

DPW Crews are doing their best to keep roads open but a continuing number of snow bands has hampered their ability to stay ahead of the storm. Town Officials continue to remind residents that they should stay off the roads as much as possible until tomorrow morning. A Winter Parking Ban remains in effect until 6:00 A.M. tomorrow.

Presently there are no power losses affecting residents or businesses in Foxborough. Throughout the storm duration, a total of ten (10) locations sustained a loss of power. All of those situations have been repaired and are now fully operational.

School in Foxborough has been cancelled for tomorrow. School is expected to reopen on Thursday.

Residents and businesses with flat roofs are reminded to try and clear these areas as soon as possible while the snow is still light and fluffy. Once the weather warms up, the added weight can place undue stress on these structures.

The Fire Department and the Water Department appreciate any assistance residents can provide in clearing out hydrants located near your property. This is an important safety consideration that could be very helpful in the event of a fire near your home.

Residents are also reminded to clear snow away from all outdoor heating vents. The back up of gas fumes into your home can cause harmful affects that everyone wants to avoid. This same warning is issued for residents starting vehicles with snow backed up against the exhaust. The backup of the fumes from the vehicle can cause significant health concerns and can even be deadly.

Residents who live near elderly residents or residents who need special assistance should be checked on from time to time to make sure they are O.K. With the weather starting to subside, now would be a good time to try and offer this assistance.

Enhanced staffing will remain in place at all Public Safety Departments through tomorrow morning to provide added capacity while the Town continues to dig out from the Storm.

Finally, Town Hall is expected to be open tomorrow at our regular operating time of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Residents are reminded to be extremely careful and stay inside as much as possible until tomorrow morning. Many roads are still not cleared and may not be passable until late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Please continue to monitor Foxborough Cable for any further updates regarding the Blizzard of 2015.

Bill Keegan

Foxborough Public Schools will remain CLOSED Wednesday 1/28

All Foxborough Public Schools will remain CLOSED again tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 28, 2015 due to the ongoing snowstorm and the extended snow removal efforts on town roads and sidewalks.

Town Manager Bill Keegan is providing periodic updates about storm status to the community and local media.  Please check the town website and local Foxborough Cable Access for ongoing public safety information.  Meanwhile, power outages in town remain minimal at this time.  Most importantly, parking and travel bans remain in effect until at least 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Storm Update from Town of Foxborough, Tuesday, 11am

Foxborough Town SealThe Town of Foxborough’s Emergency Management Team conducted a 9:00 A.M Conference Call to assess the present impacts of the Blizzard of 2015. Based on that call, the following statement has been issued.

Power outages remain minimal. National Grid reports that only 5 locations have been without power but they estimate that power will be restored before Noon time today.

Roads remain treacherous but are open for emergency vehicles and essential travel only. Town Officials continue to remind residents and businesses to stay off the roads until further notice. At present time, the weather service estimates that snow will continue to fall into the early morning hours of Wednesday. DPW crews are doing everything they can to get roads open but by keeping vehicles off the road, they are able to do their job much more safely and efficiently.

The Town’s Winter Parking Ban remains in effect until tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. This ban may be extended if the conditions of the storm continue to impact local roads.

The Fire Department and Police Department continue to report minimal responses at this time. They appreciate the cooperation of the community in staying off the roads.

The Town has not activated a shelter at this time. Minimal power losses has reduced any need for this level of service at this time. If the conditions change and the need for a shelter is required, Town Officials are ready and able to activate this service with very little notice.

The Town’s Emergency Operations Center has been established as a precaution but has not been activated at this time.

Key Phone numbers are:
Loss of Power- 508-543-1212 or 508-543-4343
Emergency Response- Dial- 911

DPW crews are cleaning streets as best as possible and they are trying to clear sidewalks at the same time. Surface conditions are not expected to improve until several hours after the storm has ended due to the amount and the drifting nature of the snow.

Schools and Town Offices are closed for today but no determination has been made about tomorrow at this time. The Emergency Management Team will be conducting another conference call at 4:00 P.M. this afternoon to reassess road and facility conditions. A determination on School Closing will be made at that time and notifications will be sent out at that time. Town Office opening will be based on the ability to access the building by tomorrow morning.

Finally a reminder to all residents that the storm is still not over and and conditions remain very difficult on roads and sidewalks. We encourage residents to stay in their homes until further notice. Our next Press Release will be issued following our 4:00 P.M, conference call.

Snow Emergency Notice from Town of Foxborough

All Foxborough Public Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the incoming snowstorm, which is not expected to end until late Tuesday.

All after-school and evening athletic, extra-curricular, and town activities are canceled for tomorrow. The Project Contemporary
Competitiveness (PCC) parent information night scheduled for Tuesday evening is also cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date

All evening town and school-related activities scheduled for tonight (Monday, January 26) are also canceled, except for the Foxborough School Committee meeting.

A decision about school on Wednesday will not be made until tomorrow, in concert with our DPW and our public safety officials.

All town buildings (except for public safety) will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27. Please note that the town has instituted an emergency parking ban on all Foxborough streets starting at 6:00 p.m tonight. If this storm brings power outages, town officials will activate a community shelter plan and more information will be provided at that time.

The town website and Foxborough Cable Access will have ongoing and up-to-date information about public safety throughout the storm.

Thank you, and safe winter travels!

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