UPDATED: Blizzard of 2010 Strikes Tewksbury
Plows hit the streets; residents staying indoors
Updated: 6:30 a.m.
As the first major storm of the 2010-2011 season buried the region in more than a foot of snow, residents appear to be using common sense and are staying indoors.
"It's been a pretty quiet night," said Police Lt. James Williams. "People are staying off the roads and the DPW is doing a great job of clearing the streets."
As of Monday at 6:30 a.m., said Williams, Police had not had to respond to any accidents overnight.
National Grid was reporting no power outages in Tewksbury.
Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service modified its Blizzard Warning for the region and declared that it would be lifted as of noon. Originally the warning was to be in effect through through 6 p.m. but the storm has picked up speed and is moving through the area more quickly than anticipated.
Gov. Deval Patrick declared a State of Emergency and oprdered that all non-essential state workers stay home Monday.
The latest estimates have snowfall topping 18 inches with winds gusting to over 45 miles an hour. As of 6:30 a.m., close to a foot had fallen in downtown Tewksbury.
The Tewksbury Town Hall, Public Library and the Senior Center will both be closed as a result of the storm. The public schools are on vacation this week.
Amtrak service between Boston and Neew York City has been cancelled for Monday.
Those looking to to find out the status of flights in or out of Logan Airport can log onto the MasPort Web site at http://www.massport.com/Pages/Default.aspx
Information on flights in and out of Manchester airport can be found at http://www.flymanchester.com/