When it comes to snowfall, this winter has been feast or famine. We had next to no snow for the first half of the season, but now we’re looking at our third significant snowstorm in as many weekends. This latest storm promises anywhere from 6 to 14 inches in our area depending on which forecast you subscribe to.
The National Weather Service has us in at 6 to 8 inches. They say precipitation should move into the region Saturday afternoon, with the bulk of the storm expected Saturday night into midday Sunday. Snow may turn to rain for a bit south of the Mass Pike before turning back to snow.
While towns, homeowners, and business will have to struggle with where to put the new snow, the National Weather Service says the other challenge with this weekend’s storm may be power outages. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, which could result in downed tree limbs and scattered power outages, forecasters say.
Hopefully you won’t need any of these this weekend, but in case you do, here is where to call for assistance during and after the snow:
- For medical and other emergencies: 9-1-1
- To report trees/limbs down or other non-emergency situations to the Southborough Police: (508) 485-2147
- To report a National Grid outage at your house or neighborhood: 800-322-3223 or website
- To report wires down or an electrical emergency to National Grid: (800) 465-1212
- To report a Verizon outage: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)