ROAD CLOSURE – Update Mon 5/15 11:00 AM

ROAD CLOSURE – Update Mon 5/15 11:00 AM

East Main Road is closed between Hedley Street (Town Hall) and Turnpike Avenue (Clements Market) due to a natural gas line incident. Turnpike Avenue is open, but vehicles can not turn onto East Main Road southbound from Turnpike.

Expect these restrictions to remain in place for at least another hour.. Crews are on scene working to resolve the situation at this time.

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ROAD CLOSURE – East Main Road – Turnpike Avenue 5/15 10:30 AM

East Main Road is closed between Hedley Street and Turnpike Avenue. The lower end of Turnpike avenue is closed. Please avoid this area until further notice.

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EOC Demobilized from Activation Exercise

EOC Demobilized from Activation, Drill and Visit of American Legion. Thanks to the American Legion and Service to Our Country #Exercise02871

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EOC Quarterly Activation for American Legion

At 1000, the EOC has been activated for our quarterly activation drill and to host visitors from the Portsmouth American Legion.

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Portsmouth EOC will be secured at 5:30 pm

The Portsmouth EOC has begun demobilizing and will secure operations at 5:30 PM on March 14th. Thank you for your cooperation during the storm.#stella02871

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Portsmouth Town Hall closed today

Portsmouth Town Hall is closed today March 14. #Stella02871

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Portsmouth Emergency Center is activated for Winter Storm Stella

Portsmouth Emergency Center (EOC) is activated for winter storm Stella. Please use hashtag #Stella02871 to receive Portsmouth related tweets.

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Portsmouth Public Schools Closed Tuesday 3/14

All Portsmouth public schools will be closed Tuesday due to the anticipated snow storm.

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Tues 3/14 – Parking Ban – Transfer Station Closed

Parking ban in Portsmouth 07:00 AM Tuesday 3/14 until further notice.

The Transfer Station will be closed all day Tuesday 3/14.

 

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WINTER STORM WARNING Tuesday Mar 14

Expect heavy snow and strong winds on Tuesday. Roads may become impassible. Be prepared to shelter in place on Tuesday. 

Monitor local weather information sources.
Be prepared for possible power outages.
Please *DO NOT* use candles for lighting!
Check batteries in flashlights and radios now.
Charge cell phone auxiliary banks now.
Have a 48 hour supply of water and non-perishable food on hand.
Have cash on hand. (ATM’s may be out.)

This is the latest information from National Weather Service Taunton:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
336 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for Heavy snow, which is in effect from 5 AM to 1 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS…Eastern Massachusetts as well as central and
southern Rhode Island.

* HAZARD TYPES…Heavy snow and the potential for blizzard
conditions.

* ACCUMULATIONS…Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches with a low
risk for isolated amounts up to 2 feet across northeast MA.

* TIMING…Snow overspreads most of the region between 4 and 8 am
Tuesday morning. The snow will quickly become heavy with 2 to 4
inch per hour snowfall rates possible at times through Tuesday
afternoon. The heavy snow will taper off to snow showers
Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS…Heavy snow, poor visibility and strong winds will make
for extremely hazardous travel. Strong winds will bring the
potential for blizzard conditions and near white-out conditions
at times. Considerable blowing and drifting snow is also
expected and many roads may become impassable. The strong winds
will also bring the risk for scattered tree damage and power
outages…especially near the coast.

* WINDS…North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter mile or less at times.

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