Blizzard will hit Wellesley – closures and cancellations abound

Look out, Wellesley’s first blizzard of the season is ready to hit. Forecasters say the region will receive total snow accumulations of 20 inches or more, along with winds of up to 60 mph. There is a risk of power outages. Expect wild weather to hit around midnight tonight and last until midnight Saturday night. Driving conditions will be hazardous, with occasional near whiteout conditions. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour are sometimes possible.

Wellesley DPW and Wellesley Municipal Light Plant are ready to respond to emergencies, but what they really want is residents to stay home and off the roads during this snowfall.


  • Wellesley Free Library is CLOSED on Saturdays (Sunday hours TBD)
  • Wellesley Recreation Department weekend classes are CANCELED
  • Wellesley Public Schools weekend activities are CANCELED

Know before you go

Hours of operation for recycling and disposal facilities for Saturday are questionable and RDF staff are unable to assist drivers who may be stuck in the snow. If a state of emergency is declared, the RDF will close.

Many businesses in the city have already made the decision to close on Saturday. So before you try to run for anything from coffee to a designer handbag, check ahead to see if your favorite Saturday haunts are open.

Help me

Plow snow from fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Consult the City’s Adopt a fire hydrant map to find locations near you.

Emergency numbers

  • DPW Hotline for Highways, Parks and Trees, Water and Sewer, 781-235-7600 x3322
  • WMLP Report a power outage, 781-235-7600 x3390
  • Fire Department, 781-235-1300 or 9-1-1
  • Police Department, 781-235-1212 or 9-1-1
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