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Town Offices and Memorial Hall Library

UPDATE - 1/7/22 10:20 AM 

Andover Town Administrative Offices and Memorial Hall Library will  be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Andover Public Schools

Andover Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022.

COVID-19 and Snow Removal Impacts of January 7th Storm 

As the Public Works Department prepares for the January 7th storm, which is expected to impact the morning commute, we would like to let residents know that due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Department’s snow-fighting crew is short-staffed due to illness. In addition, many of our contracted snow plowers are short-staffed or unavailable for the same reason. 

Due to these vacancies, we anticipate the speed of our snow removal operations to be impacted. Please know that the Department will make every effort to plow all roads and streets as efficiently as possible under these current circumstances. 

Please plan ahead for your commute and if possible, stay home or delay traveling until the storm has passed. If you do travel tomorrow, please take extra caution, drive slowly, and have patience. Please also give plows the room they need to work. Though crews will be out clearing roads for the duration of the storm and beyond, please anticipate delays in clearing and treating municipal parking lots and sidewalks.

311 Information Line

During plowable snow events, the 311 information line will be activated for the duration of the town's response to the storm. You may dial 311 within the geographical boundaries of Andover or (978) 623-8311 from anywhere.

Power Outages

In the event of a power outage, please call the National Grid outage line at 1-800-465-1212. If you have life-sustaining equipment, such as oxygen, and have lost power please call 1-800-322-3223. You can also report or view the status outage on National Grid’s Power Outage Map. National Grid updates information on this site every 15 minutes. You can download the National Grid App for IOS or Android for easy access on your mobile device. For downed electrical wires please call the Andover Police Department at 978-623-3500 and press 0 for Dispatch.

For Cable/Satellite outages, please contact your provider directly.

Generator Use

All generators, including portable generators,  must be installed by a licensed electrician. A permit must be pulled and the work must be inspected. The generator must be kept a minimum of 10 feet from any structure - and the exhaust must be faced away from the property. Ensure there are working carbon monoxide detectors installed on every habitable level. Never run your generator inside your basement or garage.  

Snow/Ice

For Snow and Ice related questions please contact the Highway Division at 978-623-8800.

Downed Trees

For downed trees, please contact the Forestry Division at 978-623-8780. For downed trees with wire entanglement, please call the Andover Police Department at 978-623-3500 and press 0 for Dispatch.

Stormwater and Debris

Be sure to keep an eye on areas of your property that are prone to flooding, and make sure storm drains are cleared of debris to make way for additional water flow. Please secure outdoor belongings that could be shifted by strong winds including your trash and recycling containers. Republic Services will make every effort to place your containers back close to your property but strong winds may push these containers back off your property.