With another snow storm coming, we would like to remind Maynard property owners to clear snow from sidewalks adjacent to their properties. This also includes where private plow drivers clear driveways but block sidewalks in the process. Uncleared sidewalks force pedestrians into the streets which can be a dangerous situation, particularly on our busier streets and where children are involved.
Thank you for helping to keep our streets safe……
Due to the inclement weather, there will be no school in Maynard on Friday, March 8th. All afterschool activities are also cancelled.
The Maynard High School play, Anne of Green Gables, scheduled for tonight will be postponed until Sunday at 7 PM. All tickets for tonight will be honored then.
There will be no school for Maynard Public Schools on Monday, February 11th.
The travel ban expired at 4 PM Saturday.
If you do have to go out, please continue to be careful. Snow banks are high making visibility limited.
Please continue to stay off the roads.
"Travel ban issued on Friday 2/8 remains in effect until further notice. All motorists MUST be off the roads except for public safety and public works workers, government officials conducting official business, utility workers, healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential, news media. Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities, or to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores. Motorists must use their best judgment in determining if travel is permitted under an exception to the ban. Law enforcement is being asked to interpret the exceptions broadly; the objective is to limit traffic as much as possible while allowing critical public and private sector services and functions to use the roads as necessary. Do not call 9-1-1 about the travel ban, phone lines are needed for emergency calls."
From The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:
"A ban on motor vehicle travel beginning at 4:00 PM today and continuing until further notice has been issued. There are exceptions for public safety vehicles and public safety workers, including contract personnel; public works vehicles and public works workers, including contract personnel; government officials conducting official business; utility company vehicles and utility workers; healthcare workers who must travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services; news media; travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities; travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores."
Governer Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency. All road travel is banned starting at 4 PM. This is a statewide ban and is in effect until lifted. Violation of this ban can result in penalties of up to one year in prison.
Roads are already getting slick. If you need to go somewhere, do it now and get where you can stay for the duration of the storm. As the day progresses, road conditions will be getting markedly worse possibly being impassable. Staying off the roads will allow first responders and snow clearing crews to respond to the storm.
Due to the expected inclement weather, school is cancelled for all Maynard Public Schools on 2/8. All afterschool activities are also cancelled.
The below is referring to the parking area just inside the main gate on the right side.
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Please be advised that this area is no longer open for parking. We
understand that over the years it has been used by members of the public
walking on the nearby Rail Trail/Track Road. However, this area was
never an official parking area, and was not intended to be used as such.
Recently, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge has completed
construction of a brand new parking area approximately 300 yards
further up the road. All visitors are encouraged to utilize this new
While dogs are not permitted on the Assabet River National Wildlife
Refuge, visitors wishing to walk their dogs on the Rail Trail/Track Road
area are still welcome to park in the new lot. We only ask that you walk
your dog(s), on leash, directly back down White Pond Rd to the Rail
Please do not park on the sides of White Pond Rd. This road is already
very narrow, and doing so can hinder local residents, and other visitors.
It also impedes snow removal and emergency vehicle response. Vehicles
parked along White Pond Rd will be subject to fines and towing at the