Beverly Winter Storm Center: Driving Ban Lifted at 4 p.m.

Stay up to date with the latest on the storm and share what you know with your neighbors.


Saturday, Feb. 9:

  • 10 a.m. A list of Beverly businesses who've announced they'll be closed today.
  • 10:30 a.m. Show us what the storm looks like from your back yard. Add a photo to our snow gallery. 
  • 10:37 a.m. Beverly/Winthrop hockey tonight is postponed. 
  • 11 a.m. Wondering how much snow Beverly got? Here's an interactive map.
  • 11:21 a.m.  “Due to the impacts of a severe winter storm, MBTA service will remain suspended on all  modes Saturday, February 9, 2013,” says a post on MBTA.com.
  • 1:13 p.m. Governor Deval Patrick declares driving ban lifted at 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

  • 11:20 a.m. Check out this list of Beverly businesses that are open and closed today during the storm. 
  • 11:42 a.m. Wondering why winter snow storms have names all of a sudden? Here's the answer.
  • 12:32 p.m. A reminder from Beverly PD: "If you lose power tonight please DO NOT call the police station. To report power outages please call 1-800-465-1212"
  • 12:45 p.m. Gov. Patrick issues executive order banning vehicle traffic after 4 p.m. today.
  • 3:17 p.m. Beverly businesses already announcing Saturday closings. 
  • 9:35 p.m. 24-hour Walgreens Store is open for those in need of emergency prescriptions. [Beverly 54 Elliott Street.] Store Phone is (978) 921-0502
  • 9:51 p.m. Alright, folks...we know you're taking pictures. Show us what you got so far: patch.com/A-1M0r
  • 9:55 p.m. As of 9:51 p.m., there was one minor power outage reported on Sohier Road, affecting less than five residences. 

Thursday, Feb. 7

  • 11:50 a.m. All state courthouses and offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
  • 11:53 a.m. Ethical recycling fundraiser to benefit Beverly Bootstraps will now be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 only. 
  • 11:57 a.m.Beverly High School Girls hockey game schedule for Saturday, Feb. 9 has been moved to Tuesday Feb, 12 at 4 p.m. in Cambridge.
  • 12:11 p.m. Winter parking ban begins Friday night at 8 p.m. Check out a list of municipal parking lots available during the storm here.
  • 12:17 p.m. Mardi Gras YMCA Benefit Concert with Henri Smith featuring Charles Neville originally scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8 at the Larcom Theatre, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) All tickets and VIP Packages purchased for the Friday, February 8 concert will be honored on Saturday, April 6. Tickets and more information are available here. [Courtesy of Salem News Facebook]
  • 12:42 p.m. St. Mary's School cancelled for Friday. 
  • 12:56 p.m.Endicott College cancelled class for Friday. "Stay safe & warm Gulls!" their Twitter says.
  • 1:04 p.m. Parking ban changed to 6 p.m. Friday.
  • 1:13 p.m. Beverly High's NEC/CAL gymnastics meet Saturday has been canceled.
  • 2:04 p.m. Beverly High Wrestling sectionals for Friday had been postponed until next Saturday, Feb. 16.
  • 3:10 p.m. Beverly School for the Deaf cancelled for Friday.
  • 4:04 p.m. Beverly Public Schools announce Friday schools will be closed.
  • 4:35 p.m. What began as a blizzard watch for the Beverly area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. 
  • 5 p.m. Governor Deval Patrick asks all drivers to be off roads by noon.
  • 10 p.m. MBTA announces services will shut down at 3 p.m. Friday. The last train to leave Boston for Beverly is scheduled at 3:20 p.m. 


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  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 978-922-1212
  • Fire Department: 978-922-2424
  • Public Services: 978-921-6053
  • Public Services Parking Ban Hotline: 978-922-2500
  • National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 

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