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Travel ban still in effect for Saturday.
Channel 7 reports that as of 3pm the Lynn MBTA Parking Garage is currently full with no vacancy.
Unprecedented? State-wide road ban at 4pm Friday. All cars are to be off the roads per order of Governor Deval Patrick. Consequences could be a $500 fine or a year in jail!
Latest press release from Mayor Kennedy:
“Mayor Kennedy has called for a State of Emergency for the City of Lynn at 12:00 p.m. today. There is a Blizzard Warning for Essex County until 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9th. Public Safety and City agencies as well as additional organizations are coordinating their efforts and planning for contingencies, should they occur.
The current prediction from the National Weather Service includes wet, heavy snow amounts up to 2 ½ feet. The storm is expected to increase in intensity between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the possibility of 2-3 inches of snow falling per hour into the evening hours before finally tapering off at 1 p.m. Saturday.
There has been a parking ban in effect since 7 a.m. on Friday, February 8th. Parking is not permitted on any street or sidewalk. Ticketing and towing of vehicles found to be on any public street or sidewalk will be strictly enforced starting at 7 a.m. Friday.
Parking is now available at all public school parking lots until Sunday, February 10th at 9 a.m. Vehicles remaining in the lots after 9 a.m. on Sunday will be subject to ticketing and towing.
If your vehicle is towed, it can be claimed at the Harding Street lot located off of the Lynnway, near Sonny’s Car Wash.
Mayor Kennedy urges residents to be prepared in the event of large amounts of snowfall, widespread power outages and coastal flooding. High winds are expected to cause snowdrifts up to 5 feet on top of accumulated snow. Wind gusts are expected to be between 30 and 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour. Due to the predicted wind speeds, if power is lost the utility restoration may be prolonged. Coastal flooding for the City of Lynn is a concern during the 9:45 p.m. tide on Friday night and the 10:02 a.m. high tide on Saturday.
Residents are kindly reminded to keep away from coast lines during the high tide times. Motorists are encourages to stay off of the roadways starting today at 12 p.m. . Inspectional Services will be awarding fines to residents who throw snow into the streets. Please remember to remove snow from around fire hydrants in case of a fire emergency.
The City of Lynn will have a non-emergency call center that will be open 24 hours during the storm. For non-emergency calls, please call the Department of Public Works at (781) 268-8000. For emergencies, please call 911.
Find preparedness tips for the upcoming storm on the following link:
Find updates for the City of Lynn at cityoflynn.net/
Snow clearing guidelines can be found at: http://cityoflynn.net/cityhall_documents/dpw/2013/2009_snow_information.pdf”
The Friends of Lynn Woods Wine Tasting scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. A new date is in the works. More info.
ACT Tests cancelled for Saturday.
All “Y” branches are closing by 3pm today (Friday).
The Governor would really, really like it if all cars were off the roads by noon. That’s two hours earlier than first reported.
The MBTA will be shut down by 3:30pm Friday.
The Parking Ban begins 7am Friday morning.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Parking will not be permitted on any street or sidewalk. Ticketing and towing of vehicles found to be on any public street or sidewalk will be strictly enforced starting at 7 a.m. Friday.
Parking is available at the following city lots on Friday, February 8th at 7 a.m. until Sunday, February 10th at 9 a.m.: Brickett School, Callahan School, English High School, Ford School, Harrington School, Ingalls School, Sisson School and Tech High School. Parking is also available at the Ellis Street Municipal Lot (School Street side) and the MBTA Garage at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (parking charge of $4 per vehicle). Vehicles in the lots after 9 a.m. on Sunday will be subject to ticketing and towing.
If your vehicle is towed, it can be claimed at the Harding Street lot located off of the Lynnway near Sonny’s Car Wash.”
Lynn Public Schools will be closed on Friday.
St. Mary’s School is closed Friday.
Trash collection will remain on schedule for Friday, February 8, 2013.
Lynn Community Health Center will close early Friday at 1:00 p.m. and remain closed on Saturday.
Saturday’s workshop at EXTRAS For Creative Reuse will be postponed to February 16th. “We will miss Valentine’s Day, so instead of Valentine’s Day cards, we will be making wild and crazy pop up cards! ”
Representative John Tierney’s discussion on gun violence scheduled for Saturday at noon (see this post) is postponed until March 2, venue TBD.
1. DECADE 80’s Night at Sand Bar is POSTPONED to Friday, February 15th. Same decade, different week at the Sand Bar, 714 Washington Street. The Sand Bar will be open Friday due to all the customers within an easy snowshoe/ski/walking distance.
2. Eric Houde & Friends are at 157 Walnut Street Cafe, 8:30pm.
1. The Strungout Playboys play Walnut Street Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, 8:30pm.
2. Not Sure Community College (live music) plays Tatiana’s, 70 Market Street, 9pm.
3. J Street Blues Band at Celley’s Pub, 742 Western Ave, 9pm. – POSTPONED. Juke Joint 5 next week.
4. Down Gypsy is at the Sand Bar, 714 Washington Street, 9pm.
5. MSF is at the Brickyard, 163 Blossom Street, 9pm.
Don White’s Sunday Open Mic features Joe Kowan the Krafty Gangsta at 157 Walnut Street Cafe, 7:30pm.
I know this isn’t everything, so how do you get listed in Lynn’s only nightlife calendar? You tell the Happens. (Psst! Click on the word “tell”) You can find the rest of the week as well as more weekend options to your right. Also, sometimes venues don’t notify us of changes. You can help the Happens help your business by dropping a note. Thanks!