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Blizzard 2013: Storm Dealt Winchester Businesses, Residents a Blow

The blizzard forced Winchester businesses to operate on different hours, while residents struggled to dig themselves out of about two feet of snow following the blizzard of 2013.

The blizzard forced Winchester businesses to operate on different hours, while residents struggled to dig themselves out of about two feet of snow following the blizzard of 2013.

When the blizzard hit the Winchester area Friday and didn't conclude until midday Saturday, the town and its residents were left shoveling and snowblowing their driveways, walkways and other parts of their properties for hours.

For example, Mystic Valley Parkway residents reported spending a few hours shoveling their properties, and even those with snowblowers labored initially to clear a path to expedite the snow removal process.

Aside from snow, several Winchester homeowners had to contend with power outages at the height of the storm, according to an NSTAR power outage map. However, power was restored to all homes by Saturday evening, according to a power outage map. 

Meanwhile, Winchester businesses were dealt a tough hand, as a statewide driving ban, which ran from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday, limited their opportunities to make money and forced some to close early, while others could not open on Saturday due to the blizzard conditions.

Here's a sampling of what places will be open and closed on Sunday in the Winchester region:

Open

  • Winchester Public Library: 2-5 p.m.
  • Mahoney's Garden Center postponed their Saturday grand opening of their annual Orchid and Tropical Plant Festivals one day to Sunday, according to a press statement.
  • Kids Footstop will be open Sunday from 12-4 p.m., and snow boots are still on sale at 20 percent off, according to a post on Melrose Patch from the company.

Closed

  • MBTA services
  • Municipal and school buildings

Are you a business owner in Winchester that will be open on Sunday? Post your business name, hours of operation and any other pertinent information in a comment below. 

Check out our Winchester Storm Center page for additional information related to the blizzard of 2013. We're still looking for more reader uploaded photos and videos to add to our storm gallery.

Kids Footstop February 10, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Kids Footstop will be open on Sun 12-4pm. Snow boots are still on SALE 20%-off.
Mark Ouellette February 10, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Thanks for the note!

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