North Reading Storm Center: Frigid Temperatures Expected on Friday

Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.

Sledding on the common. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Sledding on the common. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Updated at 10:20 a.m.: Nearby Wilmington got the most snow in Middlesex County, according to the National Weather Service. 

Here are the totals for eastern Massachusetts.

Updated at 9:27 a.m.: 
The National Weather Service says Wilmington has received 13 inches of snow. Wilmington is the closest official total listed by NWS.

The top total from the storm so far is Boxford at 23.8 inches. Topsfield is at 23.5 inches. 

Updated at 9:05 a.m.: 
North Reading residents took to social media to post photos of the snow. Here are some of them.

Upload your snow photos to Patch.

Updated at 9:03 a.m.: 
Be careful out there today. It's going to be dangerously cold. Here are 15 Ways to Combat the Deep Freeze.

Updated at 9:01 a.m.: 
Town Hall and Flint Memorial Library are closed. But don't forget that you can still sign out e-books and audio books from the library here.

Thursday updates

Updated at 4:42 p.m.: 
The National Weather Service is predicting another 6 to 8 inches of snow will fall on the area. There is already about 6 inches on the ground in North Reading at this time. 

Temperatures are expected to continue to plummet Thursday night and into Friday. Temperatures will drop below zero over night.

Snow should end by noon on Friday, but temperatures will not get out of the teens, which will make for frigid snow removal on Friday afternoon. 

Updated at 3:45 p.m.: 
Park Street Veterinary Clinic closed early and plans to remain closed on Friday. 

"Please stay safe and if you have a pet emergency call Mass Vet Referral Hosp, located in Woburn or Bulger in North Andover," said Park Street Vet on Facebook.

Updated at 3:15 p.m.: 
Flint Memorial Library closed at 3:15 p.m. 

Updated at 1:41 p.m.: 
A motorist's vehicle skid into the back of a North Reading police cruiser on Haverhill Street. There were no injuries and no apparent damage. 

Updated at 1:25 p.m.: 
Cars are having trouble getting up the hill on Haverhill Street. Avoid that area if possible. 

Updated at 1:02 p.m.: 
Gov. Deval Patrick is closing state offices at 3 p.m., but said highways will remain open. He warned, however, that roads will be extremely hazardous. 

Updated at 1 p.m.: 
Conditions are worsening. There have been spinouts in the area, including one on Park Street in which a car wound up on a traffic island. 

Be careful out there. 

Updated at 12:55 p.m.: 
Flint Memorial Library is closing at 4 p.m. Thursday. 

Updated at 9:07 a.m.: 
After the storm leaves us on Friday, it's going to get very cold. Temperatures on Friday night will drop below zero with wind chills of -15 possible. 

Updated at 8:54 a.m.:
Driving is getting messy out there and it's only going to get worse later today and tomorrow. 

Here are some safe winter driving tips.

Original article posted at 8:16 a.m. Thursday: 
Schools are closed until Monday and North Reading is preparing for another winter storm. 

Forecasters are predicting 10 to 14 inches of snow by the time the storm ends on Friday. 

Stay with Patch for the latest with the storm. We will update this post throughout the storm with information, such as road conditions, accidents and power outages.

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on North Reading Patch to help out your neighbors.

North Reading Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful during the storm. Stay safe North Reading!


In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in the town will go directly to the police station. 

For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems:

North Reading Fire Department: 978-664-3112

North Reading Police Department: 978-664-3131

To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call RMLD at 781-944-1340 or 781-942-6598.

For outages for other utilities:

RMLD: 781-944-1340

National Grid gas: 1-800-233-5325

Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)

Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)

Personal numbers

Some other numbers you may want to have include your insurance agent, your doctor and your vet.

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