Winter Storm Nemo Bears Down On Auburn

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Town Manager Julie Jacobson has been working along with Auburn's emergency management director and public safety officials to help mitigate the impacts of the storm.
Town Manager Julie Jacobson has been working along with Auburn's emergency management director and public safety officials to help mitigate the impacts of the storm. Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo

AUBURN, Mass. — With Auburn in the blizzard warning area, town officials are urging residents to stay off the roads and remain indoors throughout the storm.

The National Weather Service predicts 18 to 24 inches of snow or more for Auburn and the South Central Massachusetts region, and blizzard conditions caused by heavy snow and strong winds and gusts could have a major effect on visibility leading to white out conditions with 5-foot snow drifts.

Auburn town officials and the Emergency Management Department have been coordinating and planning at all levels to prepare for the major snowstorm and its impacts.

Furthermore, with power outages a possibility, town officials are continuing to regularly communicate with MEMA and National Grid officials throughout the storm.

Gov. Deval Patrick is urging people to stay home and urged all motorists to stay off the roads after noon in order to facilitate snow clearing and emergency operations.

Auburn High School has been designated as a potential shelter should the storm require town officials to activate one  Shelter  information will be provided to residents via CodeRED, the town’s web site, Auburn Cable Television Channel 11, Auburn’s information Radio 1610 AM, and the Auburn Daily Voice.

Current Auburn Closings

  •         Auburn Town Hall - Closed Friday
  •         Auburn Public Library - Closed Friday, Saturday
  •         Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center -  Closed Friday
  • Auburn Mall - Closed Friday
  • Auburn Recreation and Culture programs - Canceled for Friday and Saturday.

Keep following The Daily Voice for storm information and weather updates in Auburn. Share your storm photos with the community by emailing dcastro@dailyvoice.com.

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