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Winter Storm Update - March 2, 2019 - Trash & Recycling 1 day-delay


TRASH AND RECYCLING PICKUP 


Trash and Recycling will be on a ONE DAY delay.  

Monday will be picked up Tuesday

Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday

Wednesday will be picked up Thursday

Thursday will be picked up Friday

Friday will be picked up Saturday

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CLEAR OUT EXAUST VENTS


The Fire Department is urging people to clear snow from vents that release exhaust from home appliances.  Since the snow fall totals from this past storm are high, the Department is reporting an increase in calls about carbon monoxide alarms.

Vents are being blocked by snow and snow drifts.  Vents release natural gas exhaust from furnaces, water heaters and dryers, but the can become plugged from the snow.  Exposure to carbon monoxide can be fatal. 


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SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR TONIGHT - MARCH 4th

All meetings for this evening will take place as scheduled.  For information related to each of the meetings, please see the Calendar section on the Town's website.

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WINTER STORM UPDATE

Since the Town will have multiple storms over this coming weekend, the Westwood Emergency Management Team would like to provide residents with the best quality of services and safe traveling conditions. 

Since the storms are predicted to bring heavy weighted snow, I want to remind residents that this could cause power outages throughout Town.  Power outages should be reported directly to Eversource by going online, or calling 1-800-592-2000.  Power outages should not be reported to the Public Safety Dispatch line.  However, if you are experiencing a true, life threatening emergency, call 911.  As the storm progresses throughout the weekend, the Town will do its best to update the website with new and additional information.We hope everyone remains safe and off the roadways. 

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SNOW & ICE EMERGENCY PARKING BAN

Since the Town will have multiple storms over this coming weekend, the Westwood Emergency Management Team would like to provide residents with the best quality of services and safe traveling conditions.  Therefore, the Town Administrator has implemented a Snow and Ice Parking Ban beginning at 12:00am (midnight) on Saturday, March 2nd and lasting through until 6:00pm on Monday, March 4th. 

Please do not park on any streets to help our efforts in clearing all roadways.  There are also many basketball nets still on, or near the roadways.  We ask that you please remove them to help our efforts.  

Parking on town ways is hereby prohibited during the period of the emergency and vehicles parked on town roadways in violation of the ban may be subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner's expense. Residents are advised to call Police Dispatch for emergency response at 781-320-1000 or 911 Michael A. JailletTown Administrator & Emergency Management Director

Snow and Ice emergencies - Code of the Town of Westwood

 

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POWER OUTAGES REPORTING

Heavy weighted snow mixed with freezing rain and sleet can cause power outages, especially since the Town had high winds recently.  The high winds may have caused lose branches to fall and get stuck in the trees so the weighted of additional snow can cause large limbs to fall.

Understand who and when to call:

  • Your home is without power - call Eversource directly at 1-800-592-2000 or go online to https://www.eversource.com/customercare/ReportOutage
  • There is a tree/branch on the wires near your home or in your neighborhood - contact both the Public Safety Dispatch Center at 781-320-1000 and Eversource at 1-800-592-2000
  • There is a wire down on the ground - never touch a downed wire, always assume it is live.  First contact the Public Safety Dispatch Center at 781-320-1000 then Eversource at 1-800-592-2000.

If there is an emergency, dial 911.  Do not touch or go near downed wires, even if they seem like they are not live.

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WESTWOOD EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The Town of Westwood uses Code Red to stay connected with its residents.  Clicking on the link below The Town of Westwood uses Code Red to stay connected with its residents. They collect publicly available contacts and phone numbers. Clicking on the link below allows you to provide additional contact information. We normally send out an email version of any announcement to resident's email addresses, which can have more detail, since we try to keep any calls sent out to under a minute.

You can also use this form to opt out of receiving calls, or choose any of the groups we are setting up for special notifications.There are two kinds of notifications. General notices will go to the primary telephone number only and emergency notifications will go to all contact numbers, and an email will be sent.

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WINTER STORM SAFETY TIPS

Winter storms in New England can range from freezing rain and ice, to a moderate snowfall over a few hours, to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that can last several days.

Check out the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Winter Safety tips for more information https://www.mass.gov/service-details/winter-storm-safety-tips

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TOWN OFFICES OPEN MONDAY, MARCH 4TH - 2 HOUR DELAY

Town Offices will be opening after a 2-hour delay.  Please contact the office you wish to speak with prior to going into the offices.

The Library will be opening at 1:00pm

Senior Center - CLOSED ALL DAY


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