Snow Closes Local Schools as Merrimack Valley Braces for 6 to 8 Inches

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Students in the Merrimack Valley woke up to a snow day Wednesday as several local school districts were forced to close as the area braces for six to eight inches of snow throughout the day.

Haverhill, Andover and Methuen Public Schools are closed, as are Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and the Pentucket and Timberlane Regional School Districts.

To assist parents with childcare, the Haverhill YMCA on Winter Street is open until 6 p.m. The Children’s Learning Center is open on its regular schedule.

A snow emergency remains in effect in Haverhill through at least 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The snow emergency prohibits parking on the following streets:

Emerson Street
Essex Street
Main Street, from Merrimack Street to Monument Square
Merrimack Street
River Street, from the Comeau Bridge to View Street
Washington Street, from Washington Square to the Comeau Bridge
Water Street, from Main Street to Mill Street
White Street
Winter Street

Vehicles that remain on the listed streets will be ticketed and towed by the Haverhill Police Department.