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slides: Worcester’s Response to Winter Storm Nemo

Saturday, February 09, 2013

 

The city is responding to the crippling snow from winter storm Nemo. Plows have hit the streets and residents have taken precautions.

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Hitting the Road

Plows and other emergency vehicles were on the road early, with thousands of trucks moving snow across the Bay State.

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City's Response

City Manager, Michael O'Brien declared a state of emergency in Worcester around 2:00 p.m., alerting residents early to the dangers of the blizzard.

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Clear Roads

Roads emptied out after 4:00 p.m. on Friday as the Governor declared a traffic ban, allowing plows and other emergency vehicles full range of the road. This type of ban only occured once before in MA history -- after the blizzard of '78.

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Every Bit Helps

Lifting one's windshield wipers is a pretty common precaution to take for any winter storm, but with 60 mph winds and a prediction of up to 3 feet of snow, we're not so sure this method would be any use.

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Frigid Temps.

The nor'easter brought cold temperatures with it, with wind chills dropping to -2 degrees into the night.

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White Out

Blizzard conditions worsened throughout the night, lasting for hours, with winds gusting to hurricane strength.

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Winter's Here

Prior to the blizzard, this year's winter was lack luster, dropping far less snow than anicipated and less than recent years.

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Cabin Fever

Residents were encouraged to stay indoors during the storm as the city declared a state of emergency.

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Closed for the Day

Universities around the city closed their doors Friday in preparation for the blizzard. At Clark University, the last school to make the decision, a snow day is a notoriously rare event and has only occured a few times in the past few decades.

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Early Precautions

Plows throughout Worcester got an early start, saving many residents from travel woes before the storm hit.

 
 

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