Feb 082013
 
Updated: February 9, 2013

Saturday morning updates and new photos are in place. Driving ban will be lifted at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
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Photo by Jeffery Pike


The first tiny flakes started falling in Groton very early Friday morning, before 3:00 a.m., the preview to what meteorologists promised would be a nor’easter of “historic” proportions.

Groton residents flocked to groceries in search of milk, bread, water, and other necessities. Lines were long early in the day, but Governor Deval Patrick’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency as of 4:00 p.m. effectively ended the shopping day — part of the order was a ban on non-essential vehicular travel that seems to have cleared roads throughout the region.

Groton police reported at 4:00 p.m. Friday that no power outages or other problems .

And nothing happened to the town power supply overnight. Kevin Kelly, Manager of the Groton Electric Light Department, reported at 6:50 a.m. Saturday that there had been no outages in town, even during the overnight period of highest winds.

Unofficial reports from people with home weather stations pegged the highest winds in the 20-30 mile per hour range.


Anything happening in your neighborhood? Happy to get updates from around town. Send them — and photos of the storm — to artc@thegrotonline.com .


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