Thursday, February 14, 2013
Watch Tewksbury Patch user Michael Bettano's time-lapse video of the Blizzard of '13.
On Monday, we shared a time-lapse video of the Blizzard of '13 by Tewksbury resident Wayne Geiser. Fellow Tewksbury Patch user Michael Bettano also passed on his own time-lapse video of the storm. Watch the video above to see 27 hours of Nemo in a little over a minute.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Relive 27 hours of the Blizzard of '13 in less than a minute.
Check out this awesome video created by Tewksbury resident Wayne Geiser, capturing 27 hours of the Blizzard of '13 in less than a minute. Wayne created the video using time-lapse photography. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NjXWpBVAvw
Sunday, February 10, 2013
What kind of an impact is the Blizzard of '13 having in your neighborhood. Take photos or video clips and upload them to Tewksbury Patch!
As the forecasted snow storm moves into the Tewksbury area today, we're asking readers to submit their best photos and video clips of the Blizzard of '13 in their neighborhood. Snap a photo or shoot video out your front door, in your back yard or down your street and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Tewksbury Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The state Department of Public Safety provided these tips on how to safely remove snow and ice from your rooftop.
This information is reprinted from a Department of Public Safety bulletin. Tips for homeowners in removing snow and ice from roofs and other areas: The state Department of Public Safety also advises:
Dr. David Harnois of Harnois Chiropractic offers advise to residents.
(Editor's note: This article was first published on Jan. 14, 2011.) Shoveling snow, particularly after a big storm, can be a dangerous activity. If precautions aren't taken, the simple act of trying to clear out your drive or walkway can result in a back injury, pulled muscle or worse. Dr. David Harnois offers advice on how to do it safely. “The proper procedure would be to [stretch out first],” said Harnois, of Harnois Chiropractic, 2500 Main St. "So that you don’t begin shoveling without loosening up.” This is where many people make their first mistake. Next, in conditions like this, where you need to shovel heavy, wet snow, try not take a whole shovel full, said Harnois. “Only take as much as you are comfortable with.” This may involve…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Common sense advice for staying safe on the roads.
The State Department of Transportation offers the following tips for driving safely, while plows are busy clearin the streets. These tips are especially valuable for young drivers who made be driving in winter for the first time.
These common sense rules can help avoid tragedy.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Friday, February 8
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Keep your pets warm and indoors. As always cats should stay inside. Since cats left outdoors may stay warm in car wheel wells or under hoods, you should awake any sleeping animals by wrapping on your car hood before starting the engine. Trips outside should remain short during the winter months. While dogs need outdoor exercise, lengthy walks can prove harmful especially when wind chill is a factor. Dogs should remain leashed and supervised when outdoors throughout the year. However in the winter do not bring them near bodies of water even if they appear frozen. Shorthaired dogs…
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Middlesex County Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. …
If you must be on the roads in foul weather, these tips can help you stay safe.
The best option for driving safely when a storm strikes is simply not to drive. However, there are tims when that is not an option and Weather.com offers the following tips for driving safely in snowy/icy conditions: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck... Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.