Sunday, February 10, 2013
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
Thanks to the blizzard, Mansfield is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Mansfield Patch's coverage area.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Town Manager Bill Ross recently went over what the town will do to prepare for the storm.
With reports of up to two feet of snow, and perhaps up to 30 inches in some isolated areas, the town of Mansfield is getting ready for the biggest storm in 2-3 years. According to Town Manager Bill Ross, a meeting for town staff will be held at 1:00 p.m. today to go through preplanning and Ross will sit in on a conference call with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at 11:45 a.m. today. New salt brine spray equipment is operational and will be used for the purposes of melting ice on the roads. Unlike rock salt, the spray will be laid out before the snow starts to allow ice and snow to melt faster. Ross also mentioned that the spay will make the streets white but that is normal. Giving an example of the salt brine's efficiency, …