[Update 9:15 a.m.] Wellesley Hurricane Info Center

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9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30

Wellesley Police (@WPDPhoto): Rt 9 east at Kingsbury St is down to 1 lane for flooding. Expect delays. Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) on scene.

8:00 p.m.

WMLP Superintendent Donald Newell provides the following update on latest outages:

By 9:00 PM I anticipate that we will have scattered outages in the following locations:

Benvenue Area (Telco set poles) +/- 100 Customers

Hillside Road +/- 20 customers

Carver Road (Telco set poles) +/-20 customers

Hampshire Road +/-50 customers

Bristol Road +/- 25 customers

Duxbury Road +/- 20 customers

We are hopeful that we can have these locations fixed by midnight.

7:02 p.m.

Dick Joyce, director of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, email to Wellesley Patch on outages: If there is no further damage we expect to get all of Wellesley back on by midnight.

6:26 p.m

Power lines down on Seaver Street, fire reported

3:07 p.m. 

From Wellesley Police: 

The Wellesley Police, Fire, and Electric Light Departments are responding to LIVE electrical wires and trees down all over Wellesley.  Many roads, including Washington Street and Route 9 have become flooded.

 Please do NOT approach any type of wires down.  Trees have blocked many of the side streets, and it will be an extended period of time before they are removed.

 The Wellesley Police Department strongly urges people to stay off the roads at this time.

1:51 p.m.

Shops in downtown Wellesley are closing.

1:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29

Wellesley Police have tweeted that police are on-scene with a tree down, blocking the road on Maurice Road.  http://twitpic.com/b8jq7o

8:39 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29

Whole Foods, Roche Bros. and the post offices are open today.


5:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28

Wellesley schools have been canceled Monday, Oct. 29.


4:12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28

The Wellesley School Department has yet to issue word on whether school is cancelled or not tomorrow.


As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Wellesley stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Wellesley Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As you send us messages through social media and email (bret.silverberg@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

The effects of Irene are hard for us to forget and at times, water and batteries were scarce about town. You can share info about where to find these items and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting below.

Wellesley Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Wellesley!


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