Snow Expected to Impact Evening Commute ~ Bedford Police and Fire Offer Driving Safety Tips

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Fire and Police Departments

Fire Chief David Grunes and Police Chief Robert Bongiorno want residents to be aware of the potential impact of a snowstorm that is expected to affect today’s evening commute.

Precipitation is expected to begin in Bedford at around 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Bedford residents can expect to receive 4-6 inches of snow, changing to sleet and then freezing rain. There is a significant chance for slippery road conditions, especially during the early evening. Precipitation is expected to end at approximately 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Bedford Schools Schedule One-Hour Early Release for Tuesday. February 12

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Superintendent Jon Sills has scheduled a one-hour early release for Tuesday, February 12, in anticipation of tomorrow’s snow. Earlier on Monday, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency forwarded a National Weather Service (NWS) Winter Storm Watch for most of the state, forecasting a snow and sleet event that will bring “significant impacts to the Tuesday evening commute,”

Precipitation is expected to begin in Bedford between 2 and 3 pm, with snow possibly falling at 1 inch per hour.. Total accumulation is predicted to be from 4 to 6 inches, with initial snow transitioning to a wintry mix, mostly sleet with some freezing rain.

Take Precautions Ahead of Snow Squalls and Deep Chill

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Chief Robert Bongiorno and MEMA remind residents to be cautious as they commute home Wednesday amid anticipated snow squalls and as temperatures drop below freezing into Thursday morning.

First Snow of 2019: Light Accumulation Predicted for Thursday with More for Saturday into Sunday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

After a remarkably un-snowy December, there will be snow overnight with a messy commute on Friday morning, January 18. The main event is expected to begin late Saturday evening with snow falling through Sunday.

According to a Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warning released at 5 pm on Thursday, January 17, from 8 to 12 inches of snow, complicated by sleet and freezing rain could land in Bedford before skies clear late Sunday. MEMA notes that the storm is still 48 hours away. As such, significant changes in the forecast are possible. Going forward, MEMA will issue twice-daily Situational Awareness Statements, with the next one scheduled for 9:30 AM on Friday, January 18.

It’s HOT Outside! Tips from the Bedford Board of Health for Preventing Heat Related Illness

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

Editor’s Note: With the “feels like” temperature at a West Bedford weather station hovering around 107 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, hot weather tips are in order.

While the Bedford Free Public Library and other town buildings will be closed on the Fourth of July, several ‘cool’ local businesses will be open on the Fourth of July: Whole Foods Market (and their seating area) will be open during regular store hours, Starbucks will be open from 5:30 am until 5:30 pm, Bruegger’s will be open from 6 am until 2 pm, McDonald’s new dining room will be open from 5 am until 11 pm, and Bedford Farms will be open from 3 to 10 on July 4.

Coupled with movie theatres – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “RGB” at the Lexington Venue and mid-summer blockbusters in Burlington and Woburn — The Citizen trusts that our readers will be able to stay cool on Independence Day.

Thanks to the Bedford Board of Health for these ‘stay cool’ tips:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 5:30 pm

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Middlesex County, and Bedford is listed by the Emergency Management warning as one of the towns potentially impacted. A severe thunderstorm was located over Sudbury at 4:58 pm, moving east...

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