Needham Storm Center: Needham Cleans Up After the Blizzard

Stay up-to-date with the latest on this weekend's potential blizzard


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4 p.m.: CBS Channel 5 is reporting a two-hour delay for schools tomorrow, and no morning kindergarten classes. 

A blown transformer has knocked out power for about about 110 Needham residents in the Needham Heights neighborhood.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: The NStar Power Outages map currently shows one Needham customer without power. Many surrounding towns have a handful of customers also without power. The bulk of the outages, at the time of writing, are along the Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay coastlines. 

The Town of Needham requested that any residents willing and able to do so clear snow from fire hydrants along the street, to provide access in the event of an emergency. 

In a press release, Fire Chief Paul Buckley reminded residents to check and clear vents around their homes to prevent carbon monoxide buildup inside the house.

Town buildings and schools, including the Recycling and Transfer Station remain closed through Sunday. 

2 p.m.: The Driving ban will be lifted at 4 p.m., according to a press conference the Governor held earlier today. He has already lifted the ban west of Interstate-91 and on Nantucket.

The National Weather Service's blizzard warning has been lifted, so the worst of the storm appears to be behind us.

Saturday, 12 p.m.: Postal delivery on Saturday has been canceled, and the MBTA has been suspended through the rest of the day.

The Governor's Driving Ban is still in effect.

2:50 p.m.: The Boston Bruins home game on Saturday has been pushed from a 1 p.m. start to a 7 p.m. start.  

1 p.m.: Governor Patrick has signed an executive order banning all vehicle traffic as of 4 p.m.

Toll booths will stop collecting tolls at 2 p.m.

Logan Airport's final departure will be at 3 p.m., and it will be closed through Sunday. 

9 a.m.: Needham Schools have been canceled, and government buildings are closed today, according to a note from the Town Manager's Office. 

The MBTA is suspending service at 3:30 p.m., and the Governor has requested all drivers be off the road at noon. 

Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Needham Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm.

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  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department : 781-455-7570
  • Fire Department : 781-444-0142
  • DPW : 781-455-7534
  • National Grid power outages : 800-465-1212
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast : 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon : 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • MBTA Needham stations: service updates

List of cab companies:

  • Needham Red Cab: 781-444-3503

List of tow companies: 

  • R&R Auto of Needham Inc
  • Suburban Autobody
  • Needham Body Shop
  • Needham Collision Auto Body Repair Service
  • George's Auto Body Service
  • Needham Service Center

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