(11 p.m. UPDATE) Winter Storm Grayson Info Center: Latest On Closings, Snow Winds Down And Temperatures Start To DropJan 03, 2018 09:48PM ● By Bill Gilman
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LATEST UPDATE, THURSDAY, 11 P.M.
The current conditions and latest forecastAs of 11 p.m. Thursday, snowfall totals in the Merrimack Valley included 15.4 inches in Dracut and 13.8 inches in Tewksbury. Winds in the region were measured with gusts as high as 50 MPH.
Temperatures are starting to drop as we head into a 48-hour deep freeze.
Here is the complete, latest, 3-day forecast:
Power OutagesThere have been no outages reported in Tewksbury or Dracut as of 11 p.m.
National Grid is reporting just 3 outages impacting 11 customers in Massachusetts.
Updated closure listFriday Closings:
Greater Lowell Technical High School
Dracut Public Schools
Tewksbury Public Schools
All Massachusetts Courts will open at 10 a.m.
Dracut Water Supply District - There is a winter storm warning in Massachusetts on 1/4/2018. The Governor directs that non emergency employees should not report to work. Dracut Water Supply District will be closed today Thursday, January 4, 2018. We will open again on Friday, January 5, 2018.
All Massachusetts Courts Dracut Municipal offices Dracut Public SchoolsMassachusetts State Government Offices
Greater Lowell Tech
Tewksbury Town Hall
Tewksbury Public Library
Tewksbury Senior Center
Water Main BreakA water main break was reported at 7 a.m. on Main Street near Victor Drive.
Social media accounts to followTwitter
Mass State Police
Mill City Weather
Your Dracut Today
- Dracut trash/recycling pickup will still take place Thursday
- In Tewksbury, in preparation of the impending storm, Republic Services will be picking up Trash and RED Recycling Friday, January 5th. All items are to be put curbside no later than 7 a.m. as usual.
MBTA ScheduleCommuter rail will operate a Reduced Schedule on Thursday, January 4th. Trains shaded in yellow on paper/PDF schedules will not operate. Some express trains will make additional stops. Check http://mbta.com/winter for line-specific information.
Protect Your PipesDue to the extreme cold temperatures that continue to affect the area, the Department of Public Works advises residents that freezing pipes is a real concern for your water system. Keep thermostats set to 60˚ F or higher to ensure air temperatures around inside plumbing are warm enough to prevent the water inside from freezing. On particularly cold days and nights, it is a good idea to leave water running in a faucet slightly to keep water moving through the system. This movement helps to prevent the water from freezing and also draws warmer water from the main in the street into your water service and inside plumbing. Even underground piping is subject to freezing, depending on the outside temperature, frost depth, and pipe depth. The cost of water is small especially when compared to the potential cost from damages. As a reminder, homeowners are responsible for repairs to their service from their property line to the meter. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
To Report Service Related Issues customers can contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/support to report any service-related issue.
Rain/ snow line on the radar pic.twitter.com/dxRDE6fIPN— Mill City Weather (@MILLCITYWEATHER) January 4, 2018
Random storm photos. 1/4/18 @ Dracut, Massachusetts https://t.co/2iUd89A2uw— Chris Tierney (@ChrisCtierney) January 4, 2018