Monday, February 7, 2011
Week may bring break for exhausted town workers.
Two or three clear, warm days in a row, that is all Department of Public Works Director Lee Azinheira says he needs to get ahead of the onslaught Mother Nature has dumped on Mansfield this winter. With the warm weather Sunday providing a brief respite, after tomorrow’s brief storm he may get his wish. The National Weather Service in Taunton seven-day forecast for Mansfield predicts clear or partly cloudy skies beginning late Tuesday and continuing through the remainder of the week, though below-freezing temperatures will continue through Saturday. We will take what we can get. After last week’s vicious onslaught by Mother Nature with two full-days of rain and freezing rain, Mansfield’s police, fire, DPW crews, the light department and town…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
High School Parent/Teacher Conferences Cancelled.
From an e-mail from Mansfield School Superintendent Brenda Hodges: "Due to the icy conditions, there will be a 2 hour delay on Thursday, February 3rd for all schools. There will be No Morning Kindergarten. Parent/Teacher conferences at the high school have been cancelled and high school students will have a full day after the 2 hour delay." Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro is also postponing the start of school by two hours on Thursday, per Principal Bill Runey. The Foxborough Regional Charter School has a two-hour delay on Thursday per Director Mark Logan.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Tuesday through Thursday storm will drop a mix of snow, sleet and rain over the next two days.
We almost had a week. That's the good news. The bad news? A historic storm is blanketing one-third of the nation and will continue to drop a mixture of just about every type of precipitation Mother Nature can dish out over the next 48 hours. Want more bad news? We may have only one completely snow-free day before it begins again. But look on the bright side--it's February--spring is only seven weeks away! While the National Weather Service is predicting the snow to begin close to 7 a.m., on Tuesday, with possible accumulations of 4 to 8 inches during the day today, the storm will continue on and on and on, ending Thursday morning. Tonight we can expect a mix of sleet and freezing rain, adding another 1 to 3 inches of messy accumulation on…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Storm to drop 7-12 inches by tomorrow.
Fear not Mansfield—spring is less than eight weeks away. In the meantime, brace yourself for another difficult commute tonight and tomorrow morning. With the National Weather Service predicting another 7-12 inches for the area between now and 7 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, the shovels and parkas will be around for quite some time. Temperatures will remain in the 20’s, with winds 10 to 16 miles per hour tonight. The bulk of the storm will take place this evening, ending early tomorrow morning. Mansfield Patch will bring you cancellations as they are issued. Current cancellations/closings for Wednesday, January 26 include: Government: Mansfield Public Library-Closed at 5p.m. Town Hall-Closed at 5 p.m. Selectmen’s meeting-Cancelled Planning Board…
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Snow, sleet, rain, ice--it's coming down again.
It must be January in New England. The National Weather Service in Taunton is predicting a messy mix for the next few days as a slow-moving storm passes over the area. Though the forecast is calling for a high possibility of snow and mixed forms of precipitation over the next few days, total predicted accumulations range between three to six inches. During the day today, Tuesday, January 25, snow showers and light winds should bring the first wave of the storm, with one to two inches predicted for Mansfield, before 3 p.m. Tonight there will be a lull, with cloudy skies and temperatures in the high teens. Cloudy weather will prevail though the day, on Wednesday, Jan 26, with the wind changing to northeast and snow beginning after 3 p.m. …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Fifteen hundred hydrants need to be cleared.
Did you know there are 1,500 fire hydrants located on more than 300 streets in Mansfield? The significance of these figures is staggering when you realize that many may be covered in up to three feet of icy, heavy, snowdrifts and fire fighters need to clear them out. "Seconds count (in a fire)," said Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini. "Clearing a hydrant would help considerably." Patch editors in areas hit by the storm, including Mansfield, are asking area residents to pitch in and clear the hydrants around their home and work. Boldrighini, reached in a phone interview today, said the force and size of the fire hose is significantly different than the traditional garden hose people are used to using—with a full hose length measuring 100 feet …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Light snow, high winds cause slippery conditions
According to Mansfield police dispatch, officers responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents between 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. Light snow and high winds caused icy conditions throughout the town. Despite multiple accidents, only two required hospital transport. According to the Mansfield Fire Department they responded to transport one accident victim, and Norton rescue responded to a second simultaneous call. Earlier in the day the National Weather Service out of Taunton predicted possible accumulations of only one inch, but the current forecast is for overnight temperatures in the low 20's and accumulation of one to three inches for Mansfield. The bulk of the snow will fall through the midnight hour and taper off in the early …