Birds feed as snow falls on Jan. 29. / Marjorie Howard photoBirds feed as snow falls on Jan. 29. / Marjorie Howard photo

UPDATED Jan. 30: The Town of Arlington's snow emergency and parking ban, in effect since 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, ended 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30.

The National Weather Service reported 20.5 inches of snow in Winchester at 10 p.m. Jan/ 29. Click here and scroll down to Middlesex >> See snow totals >> (none from Arlington)

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Public Works crews worked over 30 hours to clear roadways and need to rest. Crews will return to snow removal operations in full force on Monday to clear sidewalks along Town owned properties, crosswalks on Mass. Ave. and prioritize intersections, and around routes to schools. These operations may take several days to complete.

Residents and businesses are reminded to clear public sidewalks and not move snow into the roadways in accordance with Town bylaws.

If you live on a corner, clear a path from the sidewalk to the street. If not precisely on the corner, as close to the corner as you can get.

Other Safety Tips to Consider
- Adopt a fire hydrant and clear snow 3 feet or more away from it.
- Adopt a catch basin and keep it clear. With mild weather predicted after the storm keeping catch basins clear will greatly help to reduce flooding. 
- Clear exhaust vents from direct vent gas furnace systems to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Never run an automobile until exhaust pipe has been cleared of snow.
- Those with flat roofs, should check them, especially with forecasted rain later in the week.
- Please check in with your neighbors who may need extra assistance.

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This news announcement was published Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, and updated.