UPDATED: Because of icy and potentially dangerous travel conditions, requiring toewn public works to conduct snow and ice conditions throughout Friday, Feb. 4, Arlington public and parochial school as well as Minuteman are closed, Boston media outlets and school leaders report.

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Patch: More than 200 crashes in Mass.

Also closed are Robbins and Fox libraries. All town administrative offices are physically closed, but services are available remotely (online and phone). All public skating sessions are canceled at the Ed Burns Arena, but they are expected to be open Saturday, Feb. 5, as usual.

Closings include offices at the following locations.

- Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave.
- Senior Center, 27 Maple St.
- Recreation Office, 422 Summer St.
- DPW Administrative, 51 Grove St.
- Inspectional Services, 23 Maple St.
- APD Admin & Records Room, 112 Mystic St.
- Fire Administrative, 411 Mass. Ave.
- Office at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

No Plans to Call a Snow Emergency/Parking Ban
Stay home if you can, be cautious if you have to travel.

If you need to travel, please exercise caution, whether you drive, bike or walk. Go slow and be safe.

Friday’s Trash/Recycling Collection Still on Schedule
JRM plans to collect the Friday route as scheduled, should they fall behind, they will finish the route on Saturday.  

Icy Conditions Predicted Take Care When Shoveling
Shoveling snow is a strenuous exercise. This storm event of a wintery mix and falling temperatures will be especially challenging for clearing driveways and sidewalks. Please take care when shoveling. Dress warm, shovel carefully, take breaks, and, if possible, stay ahead of the storm. What's not cleared today will be frozen solid tomorrow and much more difficult to clear. For some, the combination of cold temperatures and strenuous exercise can cause serious health issues. Please be safe and read additional shoveling safety tips from the CDC.

Jan. 28, 2022: Blizzard leaves 20" of snow in area; parking ban lifted


This news announcement was published Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, and updated, to add a no-skating notice.