A Snow Parking Ban will be in effect for all streets in Andover starting 7:00 PM on Feb 8th until further notice. No vehicles shall be parked overnight on any street, or positioned in any driveway or lot at anytime in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal and sanding operations. Vehicles found in violation shall be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends people who have purchased some water bottles recently check them for gasoline odors.
Officials said people who purchased 3-gallon or 5-gallon bottles since Nov. 1, 2012, open and check them for the odor before using the water. After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in October, authorities said gasoline shortages in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut prompted some people to use large water bottles to transport gasoline.
…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR GROUND LEVEL OZONE…IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION…PLEASE VISIT THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AT…
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.DEP.STATE.MA.US/MASSAIR /ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS/…OR CALL 1-800-882-1497.
The beaches in Ipswich (Pavilion, Cranes, Steep Hill, Little Neck and Clark) are temporarily closed due to higher than normal coliform discharge from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Currently there are no test results to indicate a public health risk but as a precaution the beaches will remain closed until sampling confirms there is no risk to the public. Sampling is being conducted and results are expected on Friday, July 13, 2012. Once sampling confirms there is no risk to the public, the beaches will be re-opened. If you have any questions please call the Utilities Department at 978-356-6635.