Monday, December 12, 2016

Inclement Weather Closures

The three inches of snow that fell in Greater Lowell this morning created no difficulties in opening the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at our normal time of 8:30 a.m. But chances are that before the winter is over, the weather will affect our operations at some point.

The registry of deeds is a tenant inside the Middlesex Superior Courthouse. When the courthouse closes, the registry closes. So on stormy winter days, the best way to learn whether the registry will be closed (or will have a delayed opening), is to use the public resources of the state's Trial Court system.

These are:

The Trial Court website which will be annotated with any court closing information relatively early in a storm -

The Trial Court Closings account on Twitter, which is used to tweet-out news of closures - @macourtclosings;

The Trial Court recorded phone message line at 800/222-5178.

Of the three, I have found the Trial Court website to be the most reliably up-to-date.

Also, as soon as I have any news of closings or decisions that would otherwise affect our operations, I will put something on this blog and also on my own Twitter feed, which is @DickHowe.

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