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Barnstable Snow Storm Center 2014: Sturgis Library Closed, Flooding Possible

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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 7:15 p.m., Thursday: Join the conversation: 'like' Barnstable-Hyannis Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We've had some great comments, photos and accounts shared already.

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 snow fall."

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

NSTAR: 800-592-2000

NSTAR also has a "Report an Outage" tool on it's website, and you can see a map map depicting outages across the service territory.






























Sheila Macomber January 03, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Macomber's Sanitary Refuse revised pick up schedule! Thursday customers will be picked up on Saturday 1/4/14 Friday and Saturday customers will be picked up on SUNDAY 1/5/14. Please have your trash out and accessible for the drivers by 7am. The office will re-open on Monday at 8am.
Jan January 03, 2014 at 02:18 PM
Thanks for your hard work DWP!

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