COVID testing mostly closed due to Friday’s snowstorm

SAUGUS, Mass. — The Square One Mall is among the many COVID-19 testing sites closed Friday due to the winter storm.

For many who need negative test results to return to work, school, or daycare, the storm comes at an awful time. Some sites have afternoon hours, so the public is urged to call the company hosting COVID tests to see if the site will operate on Friday.

Road conditions in Saugus from 6 a.m. onward have been slippery, though plows have been out trying to keep up with the intense storm.

The wind began picking up just before 8 a.m. as well.

Boston 25 News witnessed an MBTA bus stuck near the exit of the Square One Mall as it approached Essex Street around 7 a.m.

Boston 25 News crew also saw construction equipment sliding around the same lot. The main road outside the mall, Route 1, is down to the blacktop due to slush.

Saugus has a parking ban in effect through early evening.

Download the free Boston 25 News app for up-to-the-minute push alerts

>> Complete Covid-19 vaccine coverage


- Complete local and national coronavirus coverage here

- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter | Watch Boston 25 NOW

- Download our free apps for your phone and smart TV

Comments on this article