Auburn Town Officials Prepare For Blizzard

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Auburn town officials have been putting emergency plans in place in anticipation of the impending blizzard. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. — Auburn town officials have been hard at work putting emergency plans in place for Friday's blizzard to ensure the safety of residents, said Town Manager Julie Jacobson in an advisory message.

In anticipation of the storm, Jacobson, Auburn's school superintendent, emergency management director and public safety officials have developed a storm preparedness plan to mitigate the impacts of the storm.

In addition to updates on Auburn's website, the town will be using its emergency notification system, CodeRED, to provide emergency updates as needed throughout the storm.

Auburn residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED immediately by logging onto the town’s website  and clicking on the CodeRED logo. 

The town manager added that while many land line numbers were entered into the system through CodeRED’s database, residents and businesses must register additional contact information such as cell phones, email addresses, and alternative telephone numbers such as relatives or place of work. 

Additionally, during the storm residents can tune into  Auburn's AM radio station 1610 for storm related updates.

The town is asking residents not to park vehicles on the streets during the storm as it impedes snow clearing operations and emergency vehicles.

Further Information on shelters will be provided via CodeRED, the Town’s website, ACTV, AM 1610 and on the Daily Voice if and when a shelter is activated.

Residents are also encouraged to make sure they have enough non-perishables, gas, flashlights and batteries on hand should the power go out.

Those using generators are reminded to keep them outside, well away from the home or garage. For additional safety information, visit the Fire Department website.

To report a power outage, contact NGrid Customer Service at 1-800-322-3223 (electric) or 1-800-640-1595 (gas).

To contact the Police, Fire or Public Works departments during the storm and it is not an emergency, call 508-832-7777. For emergency assistance, dial 911.

The Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center has canceled all of its programs for Friday, including lunch.  There will be no WRTA van service tomorrow at the Senior Center.

Trash pickup for Friday will begin at 6 a.m. and residents are asked to have their trash curbside by 6 a.m.

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