January 3 2018

BNEWS Storm Center: Burlington Schools Closed on Friday


Update Thursday at 5:37 p.m. 

Burlington Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 5, due to the weather. 

Superintendent Eric Conti posted the following on his blog explaining the closing: 


Despite an incredible effort today by the DPW, Park and Recreation, and our custodians, we will not have school on Friday, January 5, 2018.  The icy conditions and cold require more time to clear than is available even with a delayed start.  We are grateful to have such dedicated employees who work in all weather conditions so that community and schools can continue to function.


We look forward to school on Monday.  Even given the weekend, the cold temperatures will mean that there could be icy conditions.  Please be careful.



Update Wednesday at 8 p.m. 


The following are known Thursday closings/cancellations in Burlington: 


- Burlington Public Schools 

- Burlington Senior Center 

- Burlington Town Offices 

- Burlington Parks & Recreation Department

- Trash Pick-Up delayed until Saturday (DPW Director asking people NOT to put trash out early

- Planning Board Meeting (rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.) 

- Athleta Burlington 

- Temple Shalom Emeth 

Original story: 


The outlook for this Thursday’s weather has become more severe.


On Wednesday, the National Weather Service upped the ante from a Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning that will be in effect for the area from 1 a.m. Thursday morning until 1 a.m. Friday morning.


During that time heavy snow is expected that will make travel difficult. In total snow accumulation between 10-17 inches is possible. The snow will reduce visibility and also make roads slippery. There will also be a strong wind with gusts as high as 46 miles per hour.


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday urged residents to stay off the roads on Thursday.


Here are a few things to keep in mind:


- For power outages DO NOT call 911 or the Burlington police dispatch. The police ask you call NSTAR at (800) 286-2000 to report an outage or check on power connection status.


- If possible check on any neighbors who are older or any who have disabilities.


- Click here for snow clearing safety tips.


- Click here for home heating safety tips.


- Burlington’s winter parking ban is in effect until April. Any vehicle parked on the side of a road is subject to a ticket. If the vehicle impedes plow operations it will likely be towed at the owner’s expense.


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