Falmouth Ice Arena: "The rink will remain closed today and all every activities are cancelled. We will reopen tomorrow with our normal schedule."
Woods Hole Public Library: "The library will be closed all day due to the snow storm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Also, please note that tonight's talk by the Cape Light Compact has been rescheduled to Feb. 12."
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m
UPDATED WEDNESDAY: Falmouth Trash, Recycling Pickups Affected by Storm - The new schedule pushes some trash pickups to next week.
Steamship Authority ferries are operating on a trip by trip basis.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m
Ferries Resume as Blizzard Continues (then were cancelled again)
Falmouth schools and some libraries are closed today, but town offices are open and the main Falmouth Public Library is scheduled to open at its usual 1 p.m. Wednesday time. The main library will also be available as a warming station for any town residents who may be without heat.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:45 a.m.
The Steamship Authority has canceled this morning's ferries through at least 7:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:35 p.m.
Falmouth Community Television: "Due to the blizzard conditions that are forecast through Wednesday, January 22, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has suspended all bus operations, including Dial-A-Ride service (DART), Boston Hospital service and all fixed route service for January 22, 2014."
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:15 p.m.
Fairwinds Rehabilitation Clubhouse will be closed Wednesday.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 8:55 p.m.
The Steamship Authority has canceled the 8:30 p.m. trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and the 9:30 p.m. trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.
Peter Pan Cancels Cape Cod Bus Service Wednesday
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:45 p.m.:
Falmouth Schools Cancelled Wednesday
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:15 p.m.:
Falmouth Academy: "Snow day!!!! Falmouth Academy will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, for the safety of our students, faculty and staff."
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m.:
Falmouth Community Television: "FCTV will close at 7:00pm this evening. We will continue posting as electricity and Internet allow on Facebook and on our local channels. Please call FCTV at 508-457-0800 to make sure we are open before coming in on Wednesday, January 22nd as we expect a delayed opening contingent upon road conditions."
East Falmouth and North Falmouth library branches will not open Wednesday.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:15 p.m.:
Falmouth Public Library: "The Main Library is closing today at 5:30 PM due to snow. We will re-open at 1:00 PM Wednesday, as usual."
Courts in Barnstable County will be closed Wednesday.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2:45 p.m.:
Wind Turbine Hearing Called Off Due to Storm
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2:15 p.m.:
Falmouth Art Center posts on Facebook: "The Falmouth Art Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 22nd, due to inclement weather."
Falmouth Ice Arena: "will be closed for the remainder of the day (Tuesday January 21st), all events are cancelled. Please check our main website for schedule updates."
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1:40 p.m.:
Boy Scout Troop 38 - North Falmouth, MA posts on Facebook: "Due to the impending storm and the cancellation of afternoon and evening activities by the school system, tonight's troop meeting is cancelled. Please let me know whether you plan to camp this weekend. - Mr. Bruce"
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m.:
Falmouth Schools Cancel P.M. Programs as Snow Begins: Parents with children in the Falmouth Public Schools extended day program are asked to pick them up as soon as possible.
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:15 a.m.:
Airlines Canceling Flights in Advance of Storm: The majority of flights planned for tonight from Logan Airport have already been cancelled.
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:45 a.m.:
Here's what local forecasters are saying about How Much Snow Falmouth Will Get.
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.:
Here are some important contact numbers for the town of Falmouth:
- Emergencies: 911
- Police Department non-emergency: 508-457-2527
- Fire/Rescue Department non-emergency: 508-495-2501
- Department of Public Works: 508-457-2543, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- NSTAR: 1-800-592-2000
- Verizon: 1-800-Verizon (837-4966)
- Comcast: 1-800-Comcast (266-2278)
- When is High Tide?
- 10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather (Mass.gov)
- Massachusetts school closings (WBZ)
The blizzard watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning and pushed back until 7 p.m., still in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Updated Jan. 20, 8:45 p.m.:
The Steamship Authority has announced that the ferry line "anticipates possible service disruptions Tuesday evening into Wednesday."
Jan. 20, 5 p.m.:
Blizzard Watch Declared for the Cape and Islands
By Robert Gates and Chris Helms
A blizzard watch for the Cape and Islands was issued on Monday afternoon by the National Weather Service for a 24 hour period from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The warning was issued at 3:58 p.m. on Monday.
The storm is state-wide, but the so-called “jackpot” area will be on Cape Cod, with 8-12 inches expected. Elsewhere in the state accumulations of 4-8 inches are now expected.
The snow is expected to start on Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning.
"Snow covered roadways will cause difficult driving conditions,” the weather service said. “Periods of moderate to heavy snow along with gusty winds will cause visibilities to drop to one quarter of a mile or less.”
The wind will blow from the north at 20-30 miles per hour with gusts to 50 mph.
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