Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
With Bedford schools closed today, there is other town-wide news you may need:
Trash and Recycling Collection is underway
DPW Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath reports, “Republic Services is collecting trash and recycling today as scheduled. If weather conditions force Republic to cease collection today, the DPW will announce when Republic will return.”
Bedford Free Public Library is closed today
The Bedford Library and many of the others in the area are closed today due to the impending storm. Assistant Library Director Noreen O’Gara suggests, “Our patrons can enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive and hoopla. Hoopla also offer movies, TV shows, and music. Indiefix has award-winning films and then of course, there is Zinio for magazines. Brush up on your language studies with Mango – lots to do on a snowy day!”
Monday Message from Eversource
Winter is gearing up for a one-two punch with yet another winter storm. At Eversource were prepared for todays snow storm. We want you to be prepared too.
If you experience an outage, please call 800-592-2000 or go to www.eversource.com to report it. It’s important that you report an outage even if you think your neighbors may have already reported it. The more information we have, the better we are able to improve our assessment of damage and make repairs.
Important Safety Reminders:
- If you see a downed power line, always assume it is live; do not go near it, and never drive over the line.
- If you use a generator, follow all safety precautions and be sure it is ventilated properly.
- If you use a cell phone, be sure to conserve your power.
- If you experience an outage, food in your refrigerator will keep for 6 to 9 hours, and food in your freezer will keep between 36 and 48 hours. It will help to minimize the number of times the door is opened.
- Clear gas appliance vents of snow and ice buildup. If you smell natural gas leave your home immediately and call your gas utility, or 911.
- For information on emergency disaster services, including shelters, please call 211 or your local emergency officials.
Regardless of what Mother Nature brings, our commitment to our customers remains stronger than ever.