Town Hall Issues an update on the impending storm

 

 

TOWN OF WAREHAM
OFFICE OF THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
54 Marion Road
Wareham, MA 02571

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 3, 2018

 

Good evening,
Public safety officials met today to discuss preparation for Thursday’s potential blizzard and
participate in the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) conference call.
Wareham is on the snow/rain border for the morning precipitation and depending on how the
storm tracks this area could receive five to ten inches of snow.

A town wide parking ban will be in effect starting Thursday at 6:00 AM. Please stay off the
roads as much as possible to keep from impeding salting, sanding and snow removal operations.
This will help keep the streets as safe when Friday’s extreme cold sets in.

According to MEMA there is a potential for power outages due to the combination of snow and
strong wind gusts. Please take all necessary precautions including checking in on family, friends
and neighbors that may need assistance.

 

 

Here are some safety tips for extreme cold weather and power outages:
http://www.mass.gov/index.php/service-details/extreme-cold-safety-tips
https://www.mass.gov/index.php/service-details/power-outage-safety-tips

At this time the State and Red Cross are not opening regional shelters.

Any necessary updates will be provided as the storm progresses.