UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Only businesses seen open were the Tedeschi's on Route 3A, the AJ's Gulf on Route 3A, and the Hingham Fruit Center.
UPDATE: 9 p.m. Water is now filling backyards of homes in Crow Point section of Hingham, according to HinghamWeather.com forecaster Michael Page. There is also alreading 9 inches of snow.
The Hingham Police reporting dangerous driving conditions.
UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. Gov. Patrick says, "I have signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4pm today."
The Hingham Police and Fire Department open an Emergency Center at the Senior Center.
Hingham Public Officials advise all cars to be off the roads by 1 p.m.
In a joint mass email to the town, Police Chief Michael Peraino and Fire Chief Mark Duff call the the blizzard a "life threatening storm."
UPDATE: 12:00 p.m. As light snow begins to fall, many businesses have announced early cloures and some have postponed events.
- The Derby Street Shoppes postponed their dog sledding and winter fun event to Sunday from 11-3 p.m..
- Whole Foods Marketmoved their Valentine's Day chocolate fest to 4-6 p.m. on Monday.
- Most stores at Derby Street Shoppes will be closed by 3 p.m. including Whole Foods.
- The Hingham Fruit Center will close at 4 p.m.
- Eastern Bank on Main Street closed at 12 p.m.
- The MBTA will close at 3:30 p.m.
9:07 p.m. : In an email to parents on Thursday night, South School Principal Mary Eastwood confirmed that classes have officially been cancelled.
12:52 p.m. Hingham Public Schools announce early release day for Friday and cancel all afternoon and weekend activities. SEE STORY.
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Here are some important numbers you may need during the storm:
Hingham Police: 781-749-1212, for emergencies dial 911
Hingham Fire: 781-741-1480, emergencies dial 911
Hingham Emergency Management: 781-749-2424
State Police: (for highway emergencies) 911
Hingham DPW: 781-741-1430
Hingham Light Company: 781-749-0134
Hingham Harbormaster: 781-741-1450