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Snow closes Arlington schools; town offices remote

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There is no school in Arlington on Friday, Jan. 7, and all town offices will be closed, as the town braces for potentially 6 to 8 inches of snow.

Town services will be available remotely (online and phone).

This includes the following offices:

- Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave.

- Senior Center, 27 Maple St.
- Recreation Office, 422 Summer St.
- DPW Administrative, 51 Grove St.
- Inspectional Services, 23 Maple St.
- APD Admin & Records Room, 112 Mystic St.
- Fire Administrative, 411 Mass. Ave.
- Office at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

As of Thursday night, the town had not called a snow emergency or parking ban; however, residents are asked to park cars off the street.

The Robbins and Fox Libraries will be closed, and Friday's trash pickup will be delayed one day.

During a snow event...

Exercise caution when traveling, and park off-street to help facilitate snow removal operations. After a storm, residents and businesses are reminded to keep public walkways clear in accordance with town bylaws. Now is a good time to adopt a fire hydrant to keep it clear of snow in the event of an emergency. Catch basins should be cleared year-round to reduce neighborhood flooding.

Bluebike Service

At this time, there is no plan to suspend Bluebikes service during tomorrow's snowfall. Bikes will remain available, and snow removal services have been scheduled. For future updates, please check at https://twitter.com/RideBluebikes.

Deadline Extended for Small Business and Nonprofit Working Capital ARPA Fund Application

The deadline for Small Business and Nonprofit Working Capital Grant Applications has been extended to Monday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. Bring completed applications to the Town Hall Drop Box if Town Hall is not open. If possible, address your envelope Attention Planning Department/Ali Carter. The Drop Box is accessible from the Academy Street Parking lot of Town Hall by the bike rack and is marked Town Depository. For more information about the program, visit arlingtonma.gov/planning.

Important Phone Numbers

Residents are reminded of the following important phone numbers and recommend you print them, or otherwise make them available offline, should you lose power:

- 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 eversource.com.
- Report a downed street tree or limb to DPW dispatch at 781-316-3301.

Be Alerted of Snow Emergencies/Parking Bans

When a snow emergency/parking ban it put into place, the Town will send a notification via Arlington Alerts (phone, text, and email), Town Notices (regular email list), and on its social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Subscribe at arlingtonma.gov/connect. This information will also be posted on arlingtonma.gov.

 

Deadline Extended for Small Business and Nonprofit Working Capital ARPA Fund Application

The deadline for Small Business and Nonprofit Working Capital Grant Applications has been extended to Monday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. Bring completed applications to the Town Hall Drop Box if Town Hall is not open. If possible, address your envelope Attention Planning Department/Ali Carter. The Drop Box is accessible from the Academy Street Parking lot of Town Hall by the bike rack and is marked Town Depository. For more information about the program, visit arlingtonma.gov/planning.

Important Phone Numbers

Residents are reminded of the following important phone numbers and recommend you print them, or otherwise make them available offline, should you lose power:

- 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 eversource.com.
- Report a downed street tree or limb to DPW dispatch at 781-316-3301.

Be Alerted of Snow Emergencies/Parking Bans

When a snow emergency/parking ban it put into place, the Town will send a notification via Arlington Alerts (phone, text, and email), Town Notices (regular email list), and on its social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Subscribe at arlingtonma.gov/connect. This information will also be posted on arlingtonma.gov..

 


Feb. 6-9, 2021: More snow closed some schools early

 


This news announcement was published Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. This report was provided by YourArlintin partber Patch at https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/arlington-snowstorm-school-canceled-town-offices-remote

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