Updated at 1:30 p.m., Friday: See how other Barnstable residents are handling the storm on social media.
Updated at 11:30 a.m., Friday: The Barnstable DPW provided the following plowing update on the town's website: "We are at the tail end of the snow event, but the
remaining snow bands, and more importantly the strong winds are still making it
difficult for us to make consistent ground on snow removal. We know it looks like roads have not been
plowed, they have been, multiple times throughout the evening, however, the
wind and snow have been drifting them back in as quickly as we are plowing
them. Please remain patient. All DPW crews are out plowing, despite many
of them having been at it since 3:00AM yesterday morning. We will stay at it until we get all roads
open and passable."
Updated at 10:40 a.m., Friday: Massachusetts Trial Court has announced that all courthouses will be closed on Friday, Jan. 3. It has previously been announced that the courts would open at noon.
Updated at 10:30 a.m., Friday: Here are some unofficial snowfall totals across the state.
Updated at 10:00 a.m., Friday: The Sturgis Library is closed, Friday, Jan. 3. Officials expect the library to reopen at 10 a.m., Saturday, but advise patrons to call 508-362-6636 before venturing out. If you're getting the answering machine after 10, the library isn't open yet.
Updated at 9:45 a.m., Friday: How do you think the Town of Barnstable did clearing the roads during this storm? Tell us here.
Updated at 9:00 a.m., Friday: The National Weather Service's Coastal Flood Warning forecasts that the midday high tide will have a greater impact than the high tide on Thursday night. Read the latest on the flood warning.
Updated at 7:30 a.m., Friday: The Steamship Authority has suspended service until weather conditions improve.
Updated at 7:00 a.m., Friday: The Town Manager has announced the municipal offices and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center will remained closed until noon, Jan. 3.
Past Updates from Jan. 2
Updated at 7:20 p.m., Thursday: Check out this Blizzard Warning map.
Updated at 7:00 p.m., Thursday: The DPW has deployed all crews to main and secondary routes.
Updated at 6:15 p.m., Thursday: Due to a lull in the storm, the Barnstable DPW is holding off on plowing until 7 or 8 p.m. The most recent announcement was posted on the Barnstable's website: "The lull is continuing, though they
are predicting heavier snow later in the evening. It appears that snow will not arrive until
between 8:00PM and 9:00PM.
Main roads are in good shape from the pretreatment all day, so will likely
not be plowed until that time. Secondary
roads are snow covered and DPW will start cleaning those off between 7:00PM and 8:00PM prior to the predicted significant
Updated at 3:30 p.m., Thursday: St. Francis Xavier Parish Hyannis made the following announcement on their Facebook page: "There will be no morning mass and the parish office is closed, and all activities scheduled for the day are canceled, with the exception of the 11 o'clock funeral scheduled for Friday. Stay warm and safe."
Update at 3:20 p.m., Thursday: The Barnstable Public Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 3, due to hazardous weather conditions. This is the second day in a row the snow has cancelled classes.
Updated at 3:10 p.m., Thursday: The DPW has added a new plowing update to the Town of Barnstable website: "DPW efforts are continuing. At this point the forecast is holding. Main roads have been treated with salt, and
plowing will start in about two hours. Our
inspectors are reporting that the secondary roads are starting to get slick,
with about an inch of snow cover. The
plan is to go right to plowing these routes.
Calls out will begin soon, and we expect it will be between 3:00PM and 4:00PM when plowing begins. Please be cautious if you still have to be
out and about. Please plan your day so
you can be off the roads by 4:00PM if possible. We will continue to update this site throughout
the storm. "
Updated at 3:03 p.m., Thursday: The Recycling and Transfer Station in Marstons Mills will be closed Friday, Jan. 3.
Updated at 2:30 p.m., Thursday: Massachusetts Trial Court will close courthouses statewide at 3 p.m. on Jan. 2. Opening will be delayed on Friday, Jan. 3, in all counties until noon.
Updated at 2:00 p.m., Thursday: Empire Beauty School at Hyannis has cancelled classes for Thursday, Jan. 2.
Updated at 1:30 p.m., Thursday: Here are some highlights from Gov. Deval Patrick's press conference about the winter weather.
Updated at 1:20 p.m., Thursday: A number of Cape Air flights have been cancelled Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Check your travel information at capeair.com
Updated at 12:10 p.m., Thursday: Gov. Deval Patrick is sending state employees home at 3 p.m., Thursday, and is encouraging private employers to do the same.
Updated at 11:45 a.m., Thursday: You can now add your snow photos to our Barnstable-Hyannis Patch snow gallery.
Updated at 11:30 a.m., Thursday: The Hyannis Public Library will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday due to the storm. The library will be closed on Friday.
Updated at 11:15 a.m., Thursday: The Barnstable Department of Public Works is providing storm-related updates throughout the day at http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/index.asp. The first update says plowing equipment will be staged after noon today and crews are expected to hit main roads around 4 p.m.
Updated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday: Thursday's Town Council meeting has been cancelled. The next Barnstable Town Council meeting will be Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Updated at 10:25 a.m., Thursday: The Whelden Memorial Library will be open Thursday, but close Friday, per the library's Facebook Page.
Updated at 9:15 a.m., Thursday: The following Road update from Barnstable DPW Director, Dan Santos, was posted on the Town of Barnstable's Facebook Page: "We were sanding, salting and pretreating roads overnight. We will continue that operation today as well as monitoring road conditions. We intend to stage plows and crews around Town at approximately 3:00 p.m."
Updated at 7:30 a.m., Thursday: Cape Cod Community College will be closed Thursday, Jan. 2. A decision on closure for Friday will be made later today.
Updated at 4:00 a.m., Thursday: The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Barnstable County. The NWS has also issued a coastal flood advisory for Thursday's midday tide cycle and a coastal flood warning for tonight's and tomorrow's high tides.
Updated at 10:00 p.m., Wednesday: The Osterville Village Library will be closed Thursday, Jan. 2, due to the impending storm.
Updated at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday: Barnstable Public Schools Closed Jan. 2
Barnstable is expected to receive a winter storm Thursday, Jan. 2 and
Friday, Jan. 3. This page will be updated throughout the storm with all
the information you need.
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Here are some important numbers you may need during the storm:
Barnstable Police: 508-775-0387, for emergencies dial 911
Barnstable Fire: 508-362-3312, emergencies dial 911
Barnstable Town Hall: 508-862-4000
Barnstable DPW: 508-420-2757