Weekend Parking Ban HOURS EXTENDED

The Portsmouth Police Department has extended the hours of the Parking Ban in Portsmouth: 8:00 AM Saturday 1/7 through 12:00 noon Sunday 1/8.

See the Winter Storm Warning in the blog entry below…

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WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY.

From the National Weather Service in Taunton MA:

WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM
EST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…INCLUDE EAST COASTAL AND INTERIOR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS…ALL OF RHODE ISLAND INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW OVERSPREADS THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING BECOMING
HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…THEN TAPERING
OFF LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.
VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AS SNOW
BECOMES HEAVY AT TIMES ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS RESULTING
IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES…AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED SURFACES. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. CARRY A FULLY CHARGED CELL PHONE AND A CAR CHARGER.

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PARKING BAN Saturday Noon 1/7 through Sunday 6:00 AM

From the Portsmouth Police Department:

PARKING BAN NOTICE:

There is a parking ban in effect beginning at Noon on Saturday 1/7/17 (tomorrow) until Sunday 1/8/17 at 6AM!

We appreciate your cooperation and will work with the other Town agencies to clear the roadways and other traffic hazards as quickly as possible.

Please repost so that everybody is aware! Thank you for your help and stay safe.

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Portsmouth Schools on One Hour Delay – AM Preschool (only) Cancelled

All Portsmouth public schools are operating on a one hour delay today Fri Jan 6 due to weather conditions.

AM Preschool (only) classes are cancelled today due to weather.

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Winter Weather – Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches, warnings and advisories for all winter weather hazards. Here’s what they mean and what to do. Use the information below to make an informed decision on your risk and what actions to take.

  • Winter Storm Watch: Be Prepared. A watch means that severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow or sleet or an ice storm, may affect your area, but where, when and how much is still uncertain. NWS issues a watch to provide 12 to 36 hours notice of possible severe winter weather. A watch is intended to provide enough lead time for you to prepare.
  • Winter Storm Warning: Take Action! NWS issues a warning when its scientists forecast 4 or more inches of snow or sleet in the next 12 hours, 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accumulation. Travel will become difficult or impossible in some situations. Delay your travel plans until conditions improve.
  • Winter Weather Advisory: Be Aware. An advisory informs you that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If you exercise caution, advisory situations shouldn’t become life-threatening.
  • Blizzard Warning lets you know that snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and life-threatening wind chill.

 

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Parking Ban Saturday Dec 17 3:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*** Parking Ban Saturday Dec 17 3:00 AM – 3:00 PM ***

A parking ban will be in effect in Portsmouth from 3:00 AM Saturday through 3:00 PM Saturday to facilitate safe snow clearing operations. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Portsmouth EMA Open House Concludes

We are securing operations from the EMA Open House at this time. Be sure to check our EMA website for news and information relating to future weather or other emergencies.

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Watch Live Drone Feed From Island Park

We are streaming a live video feed from a drone that is being flown over Island Park as a part of our exercise. You can watch it live at:

 

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Portsmouth Emergency Ops Center Openhouse today – Visit us from 12:00 till 2:00 pm

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center is manned and open to the public today (12:00 -2:00PM) – 2nd floor of the Fire Station. See our Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in operation. Live UAS demos at 12:30 and 1:00 PM.

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EOC Exercise Completed

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center exercise activation has been completed. Be sure to PREPARE for future storms. Go to WWW.ready.gov for more information.

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