Marblehead Storm Center: Winds Swirling, Poor Visibility

One place to see all the blizzard news and share what you know with Marblehead neighbors.

Saturday, 4 p.m. — The statewide driving ban has been lifted.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — Waking up to at least a foot of snow on the ground. Get your shovels ready!

Saturday, 12:30 a.m. — At least 7 inches have fallen in Marblehead.

Friday, 11:00 p.m. — Winds picking up, wind gusts up to 50 mph.

Friday, 8:00 p.m. — White-out conditions in Marblehead, howling winds.

Friday, 6:00 p.m. — About two inches on the ground so far in Marblehead.

Friday, 4:00 p.m. — All non-emergency vehicles ordered off of the roads.

Friday, 3:06 p.m. — The Northshore Mall and Liberty Tree Mall closed at 2 p.m.

Friday, 3:02 p.m. — The Boston Bruins have pushed their Saturday home game from a 1 p.m. start to a 7 p.m. start.

Friday, 2:34 p.m. — The governor has issued an executive order banning non-emergency vehicular traffic as of 4 p.m.

Friday, 9:15 a.m. — The National Weather Service is saying we could get "up to three feet" of snow from the storm.

Thursday, 6:51 p.m. — A lot has happened since our last update.

The MBTA is suspending commuter rail service at 3:30 p.m. Friday, so if you drive in to Swampscott to commute, please plan accordingly so you can get home.

The previously-issued blizzard watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning.

Marblehead Public Schools are closed Friday.

The town is asking motorists to stay off the roads from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday to allow for plowing.

Thursday, 1:03 p.m. — We've opened the Marblehead Patch Storm Center. We'll collect all our blizzard-related coverage here. This is also a great place to leave a comment that will be seen by other residents and by Patch editors.

As you know, the National Weather Service is predicting one to two feet of snow starting Friday evening through Saturday morning. 

Earlier this morning, the Weather Service also declared a coastal flood watch for Marblehead. The Saturday morning high tide is of special concern because a storm surge of 2-3 feet is expected.



Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Marblehead Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm.

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Marblehead Patch to help out your neighbors.

As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that Marblehead stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Marblehead Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-631-1212
  • Fire Department: 781-631-0142
  • Marblehead Municipal Light Department: 781-631-0240
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 
  • MBTA Swampscott station: Service updates

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