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Newton schools closed Monday due to snow storm clean-up

Posted by Your Town  February 10, 2013 06:04 PM

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Newton public school students will be able to enjoy another day of sledding Monday after district officials announced that schools, including the pre-school program, will be closed on Monday due to the snow.

The district’s administrative offices, however, will be open.

Several are school districts have already cancelled school Monday, including Boston, Belmont and Framingham.

Earlier Sunday, Newton began to stir to life, with some grocery stores, gas stations and coffee shops opening after the big storm.

The Star Market in Chestnut Hill opened Sunday morning, and employees were busy stocking shelves at about 9 a.m. The Whole Foods on Walnut Street was also open.

Tedeschi's food stores on Winchester and Centre streets were open Saturday night, but did not have milk Saturday. The Starbucks on Centre Street in Newton Centre was open Sunday morning.

The Newton Free Library will be open until 5 pm Sunday. It was closed Friday as the storm began to hit the area. A Sunday concert to mark Black History Month at the library was cancelled, however.

According to the city of Newton, the Snow Emergency was lifted effective 8 pm on Saturday, February 9th.

"We ask that residents please continue to make every effort to keep their cars off the street. The winter overnight parking ban remains in effect,'' according to the city of Newton website. "The City of Newton Customer Service line, 617-796-1000, will open at 6:00am on Sunday, February 10th. All non-emergency snow issues should be reported to this number.''

"Sunday's Town Hall meetings on the override at Ward Elementary School and Oak Hill Middle School have been postponed. New dates will be announced soon,'' the city said.

"Power outages should be reported to NStar at 1-800-592-2000,'' the site says. "Non-emergency issues should be reported to our Customer Service line at 617-796-1000, or submitted online through our 311 reporting system at www.newtonma.gov.''

For a Globe video of people in Newton digging out, click here.

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