How Charlestown Fared in Blizzard of '13
A quick look at important numbers and news from the two-day storm.
Charlestown and the rest of Boston saw about 21.8 inches of snow, give or take a few, in the Blizzard of 2013, according to measurements taken at Logan Airport in nearby East Boston.
The snowstorm swept in as predicted around noon on Friday, Feb. 8 and steadily increased through the evening, with strong winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour and snowfall quite heavy at times.
In Boston, as many as 850 NSTAR customers were without power at one point Friday evening. Electricity was restored fairly quickly in the city compared to some of the less fortunate communities in southeastern Massachusetts, particularly along the Cape. By Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m., only 41 NSTAR customers in Boston were reporting power outages.
Charlestown residents should note that once the emergency has been lifted, they will have two hours to remove vehicles from temporarily discounted garages and lots, or otherwise face full prices to park there.
In addition, city regulations require residential and commercial property owners to clear walkways around their buildings, with possible fines for those who don't comply.
Need help cleaning up after the storm? Some Charlestown residents have offered their snow removal services, and there is also a Boston area neighbor-to-neighbor website where you can request assistance.
The city has also set up a website where residents can check to see when tow trucks are expected to arrive on their streets.
For more information about the Feb. 8-9 winter storm, including important numbers and links, see Charlestown Patch's storm center.