Monday, February 11, 2013
Mansfield residents, how well did the town handle the snowstorm?
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? On Friday and Saturday, Mansfield experienced a snow storm it will not soon forget. Several residents took to Facebook to talk about the plowing. Yesterday, we asked how Mansfield residents what grade they would give the town for plowing the streets. Many admitted while there was still a lot of snow on the roads, they were appreciative of the fact that many of the plows were working as hard as they could to remove the snow. Here's what a few residents had to say: As the piles of snow remain, we want to know how you feel about the town's response (or state's) to yesterday's major snowstorm. Does the snow removal effort deserve a grade or do you agree with some of …
A few Mansfield residents uploaded videos to YouTube over the weekend, showing off the snow outside their house and having some fun too.
With snow coming down last Friday and Saturday, some videos are beginning to appear on YouTube showcasing the storm and some post storm activites. One video shows the accumlation of snow over an 18 hour period condensed into a 27 second video. Another video shows what Mansfield was like in the middle of the storm as the snow and wind made it's way though the area. There's even a video of some kids having fun diving into the snow! To see the videos, click on the gallery above.
According to the town's Twitter account, Mansfield received 31.5 inches
With the Blizzard of 2013 now in the past, it is time to look at what the grand total was for snowfall in Mansfield. According to the town's official Twitter account, Mansfield received 31.5 inches of snow. The closest town with a similar amount of snow was Foxborough with 29 inches according to the National Weather Service. Stoughton also had 31.5 inches according to WBZ. Here are the totals for some of the nearby Patch towns from the NWS.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A look at the downtown area of Mansfield after the blizzard.
With few cars on the road, the downtown area of Mansfield was quiet in the early moments after the statewide traffic ban was lifted. While the roads were rough but manageable, some businesses were already getting to work clearing the sidewalks in front of their stores and workers at the commuter rail stop were clearing off the platform as the MBTA works towards their goal of restoring service by Monday. Above is a gallery of photos taken between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Feburary 9.
Most outages were repaired within 25-75 minutes
With the worst of the storm out of the way, Town Manager Bill Ross reported few problems and power outages related to the snowstorm sweeping though the northeast. Noting that the town is in good shape, most of the outages occurring in Mansfield were quickly repaired during Friday afternoon and evening. At 12:45 p.m., there was an outage that lasted 25 minutes on Bonney Lane and Erik Road, effecting about 250 customers. Later in the evening at 9:00 p.m., there was a 75 minute power outage on the Otis Street end of Balcolm Street, effecting 78 customers. An additional outage on Balcom Street lasted 40 minutes and effected 78 customers. There were some scatted low wires and service at a home on Mill Street is being repaired. One of the two …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Submit your best photo of the snow from outside your window!
As the Blizzard of 2013 leaves Mansfield, we are asking reading to submit photos of the snow right outside their door or window. To upload a photo all you need to do is click the upload video/photo button and your picture will be featured in our gallery! For the latest updates from the storm, check in with the Mansfield Patch Information Center.
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather …