Swampscott Storm Information Center

Updates and info to help you during the storm.

Burrill Street. Credit: Terry Date
Burrill Street. Credit: Terry Date

8:37: DPW DIrector Gino Cresta reports that the roads are in good shape. The crews and some contractors worked through the night. The town received about 4 inches, he said.

8:36 a.m., Town Hall and other town offices will open as they regularly do.

7:20 p.m., Swampscott public schools will not be in session on Wed., Jan. 22.

5:28 p.m., the Harbor and Waterfront Advisroy Committee scheduled for 7 pm at Town Hall has been canceled.

5:25 p.m., the snow started falling in earnest about 4:45 p.m. in town.

5:22 p.m., The Massachusetts Trial Court has canceled First-day Jurors for

Wednesday, January 22nd, in most counties statewide.   Jurors are
still requested to appear in Berkshire County and Hampshire County.

Also on Wednesday, courts will be closed in the following counties due
to blizzard conditions forecasted to continue through the morning:
Barnstable County, Bristol County, Plymouth County, as well as Dukes
and Nantucket Counties.

We will continue to monitor the storm and issue any updates required
based on weather conditions.    Updates will be posted on the Trial
Court websites and emergency closure telephone lines.

1:16 p.m., DPW Director Gino Crsta says crews are prepared to head out and begin their road clearing work early evening. Due to the timing of the storm he urges people to use care during the morning commute.

12:54 p.m., There will be a parking ban effective at 8 pm tonight until 4pm tomorrow afternoon, reports Assistant Town Administrator Dave Castellarin.

12:20 pm: Hundreds of flights have been canceled at Logan. See scorecard for numbers.

Current Forecasts

How much snow is Swampscott expected to get Tuesday and Wednesday? Here are the projections as of Tuesday at 9:19 a.m.:

Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Swampscott may see another foot of snow. Total snowfall is currently predicted at 8-12 inches.

The weather service says heavy snow will start midday on Tuesday through the next morning: "Snow covered roadways will cause difficult driving conditions."

Expect strong wind gusts as well (up to 45 mph), which will drop visibility to a mile or less at times, says the weather service.

Temperatures should hit a high of 20 degrees during the day Tuesday, but then drop to -8 in the evening with the wind chill.

Below is what you need to know about this winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.


In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in the town will go directly to the police station. 

For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems:


  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-595-1111
  • Fire Department: 781-595-4050
  • Public Works Department:
  • 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

Personal numbers

Some other numbers you may want to have include your insurance agent, your doctor and your vet.

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John January 21, 2014 at 03:14 PM
Pretty sure they can't just closed the lower level schools and level the High School open. It is a district call not a school call.
doodlebug January 21, 2014 at 03:25 PM
It's not about the kids. Not all the teachers live around here.
Lisa Gillis Page January 21, 2014 at 04:26 PM
I would like to see everyone shovel their sidewalks. Especially Forrest Ave. I hate watching the middle schoolers walk in the street on the way to school.
Rob Hopkins January 22, 2014 at 02:44 PM
By 7am this morning, the roads were clear. I drove Pardise to Salem to Humphrey Streets, then up Pleasant to Forest Ave., All clear. Down Redington, onto Burrill to Essex Street..... all clear! Great job by the DPW having the roads ready for school....... which was cancelled last night in a panic move by the Super. Only 4.5 inches of light, fluffy snow and the School Dept. has everyone halfway into a Stormshelter! If I hear one more person tell me that they called school off due to teachers with kids who live in other towns where school was called.......... :-/


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