Blizzard Warning in Effect for Medford, Area

Story Updated 9:35AM Friday, February 8, 2013

Medford Public Schools Closed Friday; Snow Emergency in Medford as of 8AM

– Allison Goldsberry

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for a potentially “historic” storm that could bring two feet of snow.

The blizzard watch is in effect from Friday morning into Saturday afternoon.

Snow is expected to start falling Friday morning. It will increase in intensity over time, with the heaviest snow forecast for Friday night into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The Medford Public Schools will be closed on Friday, according to a notice on the website. All afterschool programs and extracurricular activities have also been cancelled for Friday.

A snow emergency has been declared in Medford as of 8:00AM Friday until further notice, according to information released by Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office.

On Friday night, snow could be falling as much as two to three inches per hour.

On Wednesday afternoon Medford Police sent out a reminder message that odd/even parking is in effect until April 1. Parking is allowed on the event side only on secondary roads, unless otherwise posted. The message said further information will follow about parking if a snow emergency is declared by the city.

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