Monday, December 31, 2012
Let us know how you think the Andover town plows handled Saturday night's storm.
Saturday night's storm brought roughly 6 inches of snow accumulation to the roads of Andover and, if you tried driving during the storm, you know that it was not easy. Town plows were out all night and following day clearing the roads and making it safe again to drive through the town. How would you rate the plowing done following this storm? Were the Andover roads you drove on yesterday clear? Let us know in the comments section.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Stay up to date with the latest on the storm and share what you know with your neighbors.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
ANDOVER PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE: Saturday, Dec. 29 4:15 p.m. The Andover Police have declared a snow emergency, banning all on-street parking or the duration of the storm and the clean-up following the storm. Sunday, Dec. 30 6 a.m. National Grid is reporting 17 power outages in Andover. Estimated time for power restoration is 7 a.m. 10 a.m. Power has been restored to all Andover customers, according to National Grid. Only 49 outages remain in Essex County and 300 total in the state. Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Andover Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Snow is expected to start this afternoon and stretch into Thursday morning.
After a mostly snowless winter, Andover may see up to 12 inches of the white stuff over the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from noon today until 6 p.m. Thursday and are predicting 8 to 12 inches of snow with a light coating of ice between this afternoon and Thursday morning. The inch count went up from a max of 10 inches this morning to a possible foot of snow. Snow will continue into Thursday morning, according to the NWS. Poor visibility and slippery roads are expected for the Wednesday night and Thursday morning commutes. Andover Police have enacted the snow parking ban due to the storm. All on-street parking is prohibited. The ban is in effect until further notice. Andover Public School …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Don't put away those winter jackets just yet.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of Massachusetts on Wednesday including Andover. The snow is expected to start Wednesday, with the heavy snow after 3 p.m., and continue into Thursday morning. It will be accompanied by fog as well, making driving conditions more hazardous. By Thursday afternoon, the snow is expected to mix with rain. Accumulation may only be a couple of inches, but the real danger may be ice. With a snow/rain mix and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, a coat of ice is expected to form on streets and sidewalks. There may be some additional snow late Thursday night, but nothing that is likely to accumulate.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
You Ask...Patch Answers focuses on disposing of your branches and tree limbs.
How can I dispose of storm debris? There are currently two ways to dispose of debris from the Oct. 29 storm. The town has a regular policy that allows residents to dispose of twigs and small branches in bundles in regular trash pickup. In addition, the town is currently allowing residents to drop off larger branches and tree limbs at the two locations in town due to the Oct. 29 snowstorm. Town officials say that the town is cleaning up all town-owned land and debris from all town-owned trees, but said they would not be cleaning up private properties. The town cleanup does include sidewalks and roadways. The town hopes to finish cleanup by Thanksgiving. This is the policy in regards to twigs and small branches: BUNDLED BRANCHES: Twigs/…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
More than 90 percent of Andover homes now have power.
National Grid recently restored power to around 500 more customers, leaving only 900 to go. National Grid is now reporting that Andover should have full power restored by Thursday at 11:45 p.m. National Grid currently said they are confident that they will have all power restored by Thursday night. Specifically, 930 customers are without power in Andover, with a total of 13,000 customers. The town offices have been opened back up as well as the Senior Center. Police are reporting that trash pickup will be on a normal schedule this week but trucks may be delayed due to downed trees. However, they will return when the given road is passable. Police did not report any serious incidents as a result of the power loss other than a break-in at …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tell us in the comments section if you see National Grid trucks.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Three days after the October snowstorm and thousands of Andover residents are without power. National Grid hopes to make major progress in restoring power today and have the final outages resolved tomorrow. We have been hearing reports of more National Grid trucks on Andover's streets. Have you seen them? Let us know where you are seeing them and continue to let the community know if you are getting power back.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Ballardvale shop was broken into while the power was out.
Like 90 percent of the town over the weekend, Sunday’s General Store in Ballardvale didn’t have power and one thief used that to his or her advantage on Sunday when breaking into the small convenience shop. According to Police Lt. James Hashem, one or more individuals smashed through the glass front door to gain entry into shop sometime on Sunday, Oct. 30. The general store had been out of power along with roughly 91 percent of the town, which worked out to more than 12,000 homes. Hashem said that the only things taken were a small amount of money, alcohol and other miscellaneous items. Owners discovered the break-in when they opened the store back up on Monday morning. Andover Police are still investigating the incident. Police also …
Power has been restored to many so far.
National Grid crews have worked around the clock to restore power to residents, and company officials are assuring residents that great progress has been made and will be made tonight. "Since the storm's peak, we've restored power to approximately 200,000 customers," said Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. The company currently has about 220,000 customers in Massachusetts without power. "We have about 2,500 workers in our communities clearing trees and restoring the power systems," Reed said. "I expect we’re going to make great progress tonight, and I’m hoping to have power back to about half of the customers that we currently have out [by morning]." Asked what she has to say for the countless frustrated customers …
The library has been seeing an incredible spike in traffic since the storm on Saturday.
Memorial Hall Library staff have been testing the boundaries of the building's use for residnts the past two days as thousands wihtout power sought the four-story structure for a variety of basic needs. Namely, power. The library will stay open all week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.