Police warnings: Stay off roads; Framingham Road closed; power outages

Above: National Weather Service has upped Southborough’s forecast to 8-12″ on their latest map posted to Facebook. Though text forecast says 6-10″.

At 1:30 pm, Southborough Police posted to Facebook:

Framingham Road is closed (wires down) between Boston Road and East Main Street. Please seek an alternate route.

Just prior, the SPD asked drivers to stay off roads if possible:

We ask you all to please stay off the roads. We are experiencing a high volume of calls, reporting all the usual snow storm incidents (car accidents, trees and wires down, etc).

National Grid is currently showing several outages in Southborough effecting 358 customers. (The map shows incidents reported all over the map, though each purportedly only effecting a few customers.)

At this point, no estimate is provided for power restorations. The utility company is still just listing the outages as in “Assessing Condition” mode. NGrid has tweeted that they are hard at work repairing outages in MA, RI, and upstate NY. (To report a new incident, call 1-800-465-1212.)

The National Weather Service forecasts that snow is slowing down. But it is still showing “chance” of snow through 4:00 pm and “slight chance” until 5:00 pm.

Updated (2/5/16 2:25 pm) SEMA posted a notice on Facebook. In addition to common sense safety tips in snow storms, it warns that today’s snow is heavy:

Some Snow Safety topics:1. Keep far away from downed power lines and anything they are touching. Some may be hidden…

Posted by Southborough Emergency Management Agency on Friday, February 5, 2016

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