Story Updated 6:02PM Monday, January 21, 2013
- Allison Goldsberry
According to the National Weather Service, Medford could get four to seven of snow within the next twenty four hours.
Snow is expected to begin falling late Monday afternoon, with most of it occurring overnight. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the area from 4PM Monday through 10AM Tuesday.
A snow emergency has been declared in Medford from midnight until further notice. During snow emergencies residents must stick to odd-even parking rules and are prohibited from parking on designated emergency arteries. This year residents are parking on the even side of the street. According to the Medford Police website, the following streets are considered emergency arteries and parking on them isn’t allowed during snow emergencies:
Boston Avenue, Central Avenue, College Avenue from George Street to Boston Avenue, Forest Street, Fulton Street, George Street, Governors Avenue, Grove Street, Hancock Street, Harvard Avenue, Harvard Street, High Street, Lawrence Road, Main Street, Medford Street, Mystic Avenue from Main Street to Crescent Street, Playstead Road, Riverside Avenue, Salem Street, Spring Street, Washington Street, Webster Street, Willis Avenue, Winthrop Street and Woburn Street.
Three to five inches of snow could fall overnight and another inch or two could follow Tuesday morning.
The snow is expected to taper off around noon on Tuesday. The weather is expected to affect the Tuesday morning commute.
In addition to the snow, wind could gust as high as forty miles per hour. Freezing cold temperatures are also expected to stick around all week, with highs only around twenty degrees through Sunday, according to the latest forecast.
The next chance for snow is Friday night.