Canton DPW workers load treated salt into the plow trucks on Monday afternoon.
Photo by John Fitts
Update 12: 30 p.m.
The town has released the following updates:
1. Effective at 2pm today, the statewide travel ban will be lifted by the Governor. Although Canton’s roads are passable, please proceed with caution as you travel to your destination. If you are traveling out of state, please also note that as of this posting, Massachusetts and Rhode Island still have travel bans in effect.
2. Canton’s overnight parking ban is still in effect.
3. All Town offices will remain closed through the end of today. They will re-open with normal hours and operation Wednesday, Jan 28th.
Updated 8:22 a.m. Tuesday
Officers responded to two minor accidents overnight and no roads are blocked, police chief and emergency management director Christopher Arciero said.
While the storm’s impact in the area seems less than originally predicted the National Weather service is predicting another 3 to 6 inches today with, areas of freezing fog before noon and fog between noon and 4 p.m.
Winds will also be “blustery” with wind chills as low as -3.
The Town Hall, Library/Community Center, Senior Center and Transfer Station are all closed today as are many businesses.
The governor imposed a travel ban as of 9 p.m. Monday and Arciero is still urging people to stay off the roads when possible.
“The longer unnecessary travel is delayed, the more effective ongoing plow operations will be,” he said in a message to Canton Compass.
Updated Monday 2:20 p.m.
With expected blizzard conditions, Canton officials are asking everyone to stay off the roads for the duration of the storm Monday night and Tuesday. There is also a parking ban on all Canton streets starting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Staying off the roads will be critical for the safety of residents, plow drivers and emergency vehicles, said Police Chief Christopher Arciero, who is also the town’s emergency management director.
“We ask that people not be out on the road unnecessarily,” he said.
Cars parked in the town hall parking lot in Collinsville should be registered. Call (860) 693-0221. … Continue Reading