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Merrimack Valley

January 2, 2014

First snow storm of 2014 ready to strike Valley

NORTH ANDOVER — Residents and public works crews were at the ready last night, waiting for the first few flakes to fall, in the first storm of 2014.

Snow was expected to begin falling overnight, promising a messy commute for the first business day of the new year, but the full storm wasn't expected to hit until later today.

As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, with wind chills as low as minus 15.

Near blizzard conditions were forecast for some areas along the coast.

By press time, several school districts had already canceled school most for today and tomorrow.

We will be updating our website, eagletribune.com with storm coverage and closings throughout the day. We'd love to hear about your weather experiences. Please tweet us, eagletrib or leave a message at Facebook.com/theeagletribune.

Here is the list of closings we had at press time:

Andover: Closed Thursday and Friday

Bradford Christian Academy: Closed Thursday and Friday

Boxford Elementary: Closed Thursday

Dracut: Closed Thursday

Fellowship Christian, Methuen: Closed Thursday and Friday

Greater Lawrence Vo-Tech: Closed Thursday and Friday

Hampstead: Closed Thursday

Hampton Falls: Closed Thursday

Haverhill: Closed Thursday and Friday

Hillview Montessori in Haverhill: Closed Thursday and Friday

Masconomet: Closed Thursday

Methuen: Closed Thursday and Friday

North Andover: Closed Thursday and Friday

North Hampton: Closed Thursday

North Reading: Closed Thursday and Friday

Salem State: Closed Thursday and Friday

Seabrook: Closed Thursday

Seacoast School of Technology: Closed Thursday

South Hampton: Closed Thursday

Topsfield Elementary: Closed Thursday

Timberlane: Closed Thursday

Whittier Vocational Technical: Closed Thursday and Friday

Windham: Closed Thursday

Winnacunnet: Closed Thursday




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