MILFORD, Mass. – The Milford Fire Department is urging residents to take “common sense precautions” with the National Weather Service predicting up to 24 inches of snow Friday into Saturday.
“Stay home, stay off the roads and stay safe,” said Deputy Fire Chief William J. Touhey Jr. “Leave the roads to people who are trying to keep the roads clear and to emergency personnel. Weather experts keep saying the storm is getting bigger and for a longer duration, so just please use common sense.”
The storm could possibly cause the following, according to the National Weather Service:
- Widespread power outages for an extended time period;
- 18 to 24 inches of snow across the state;
- Severe blowing and drifting;
- Possible building and structural damage;
- High winds inland, with 50 to 60 mph gusts.
Touhey encourages residents to grab the following supplies in bulk before the storm hits Friday afternoon:
- Food and water
- Transistor radios
- First-aid kits
Since there is chance of power outages, Touhey said it’s important to buy non-perishable foods and charge cell phones before the storm.
“And if you have elderly neighbors or neighbors you think would need help, please check on them,” he said.
Trash Collection Earlier On Friday
Here is a message from Paul Mazzuchelli, Milford Board of Health agent:
"Because of the potential snowstorm predicted to be coming on Friday, curbside rubbish/recycling will begin one hour earlier on Friday. Curbside pickup will begin at 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. Resident cooperation is greatly appreciated by the Milford Board of Health."