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More snow closed some schools early

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UPDATED, Feb. 9: The third storm in eight days added three inches of snow in Arlington, with temperatures below freezing.

Students participating in hybrid learning will be released early. All schools were dismissed at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, according to the Arlington Public Schools.

Any elementary programs that run between 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. were canceled, while Remote Academy had a regular school day.

Menotomy Preschool had a regular school dismissal time. Elementary after-school programs remained open; the director of the after-school program was to notify families of their dismissal time.

Patch, a YourArlington partner, reported Feb. 9, that other parts of the state could see up to eight inches of snow. A map shows three to six inches in a region that includes Arlington.

Snow is expected is begin by 10 a.m. in central Massachusetts and between 10 and noon in eastern Massachusetts. It's expected to continue for about 12 hours, with the heaviest of it coming between 2 and 7 p.m. 

North and west of Boston are under a winter storm warning and expected to get the worst of it. Places like Worcester, Amherst, Lawrence and Newburyport are looking at six to eight inches, Patch reported.

Super Bowl Sunday

Southern New England saw snow all day Super Bowl Sunday, and places in Norfolk County received a foot. The National Weather Service reported no snow total for Arlington, but listed 5.8 inches in Lexington, which is similar to anecdotal accounts here.

Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island saw the most snow. The storm coincided with the 43rd anniversary of the Blizzard of 78, which dropped over 25 inches of snow across southern New England over two days.

The quick-moving storm will approach from the west Tuesday morning before tapering off in the evening. The morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be messy.

Much of eastern Massachusetts is forecast to get 2-3 inches, with 3-4 inches eyed in the northeastern part of the state and west of I-495. The Berkshires could see up to 6 inches.

 Important phone numbers

If you experience a power outage, please print, or otherwise make available the following list of phone numbers.

  • Report downed electrical wires: call 911 and Eversource at 1-800-592-2000.
  • Report a power outage to Eversource at 1-800-592-2000 or at
  • Report a downed street tree or limb to DPW dispatch at 781-316-3301.

During a storm, all are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling and park off-street to help facilitate snow removal operations and monitor local media for weather updates. After a storm, residents and businesses are reminded to keep public walkways clear in accordance with Town bylaws.

Any snow emergency/parking ban notification will be sent via the usual Town communication channels, including Arlington Alerts (phone, text, email). It is recommended all residents be signed up for Arlington Alerts. Connect here >>

The Town of Arlington is dependent on the cooperation of all residents and business owners to keep our public ways safe during the winter season. Storm updates and policies may be found at

For future updates and snow policies, please visit

Feb. 2, 2021: Schools reopen as Nor'easter ends; snowfall amounts vary


This news announcement was published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, and updated Feb. 9.

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