Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A reader writes in to say power is still out in a small section of town.
Update 9:40 a.m. WMLP update from Director Dick Joyce: Crews working on Pond Road Crews working at Winslow Road and Carver Road Crew assigned to Crown Ridge Road area Full restoration expected by noon today. ****** While much of the power was restored in Wellesley last night, there are still those in the dark. Reader Mary Nickeson emailed to Wellesley Patch: Not quite all power is on across Wellesley as of Tuesday AM. Many Crown Ridge Rd. and Summit Rd. residents still have no power. We've heard that power is expected to come on midday or early afternoon. WMLP crews worked through Hurricane Sandy yesterday and into the night to restore power in Wellesley, saying they expected the lights to go on in all of the town by midnight barring …
At one point the hurricane brought 85 mph gusts through town.
OUTSIDE BOSTON -- Hurricane Sandy blew through the entire east coast yesterday and left a serious mark on Wellesley. Trees fell into power lines, on top of cars and even into a few houses during yesterday’s massive storm. Downed limbs temporarily blocked roadways throughout town, specifically on Crest Road during the storm's early stages. Rains drenched Wellesley all day and overnight causing minor flooding in areas near Fuller Brook. Police and fire officials worked on an early-evening fire caused by downed wires on Seaver Street, and Municipal Light Plant crews were out all day and through the night making sure people’s lights stayed on. There were numerous power outages in Wellesley throughout the afternoon, but slowly the power came …
Let the cleanup begin.
1. Trees fell in every corner of Wellesley yesterday as result of Hurricane Sandy's winds. 2. At one point, WBZ Radio reported Wellesley experienced gusts of 85 mph. 3. Following Hurricane Irene in August 2011, the Recycling and Disposal Facility opened for additional hours so that residents could dispose of the debris. There has yet to be an official announcement but there may be one upcoming. 4. While there were power outages throughout Wellesley yesterday, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant got power back up throughout town by midnight. 5. Stay tuned to Wellesley Patch for updates throughout today.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ test on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Danvers took his advice. School is scheduled to be open in Danvers on Tuesday, as of 9 p.m. The worst of the storm is expected to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Schools will stay closed through Tuesday.
Wellesley schools are closed Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to Superintendent David Lussier.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing is expected this evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
After a day where thousands of New Englanders have lost power, roads and buildings have been flooded and winds-and-rain have lashed everyone, we're just on the verge of the worst of it. Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be New England's moment of most severe intensity for Sandy. That prediction seems to be right on-target. "Like a large nor'easter on steroids" According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy is poised for a New Jersey landfall any moment now. Those same Accuweather forecasters are calling Sandy a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." "Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather. That means the driving …
Stay up-to-date with the latest on the storm.
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 …
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Sustained winds are now up to 90 mph.
Hurricane Sandy has picked up ferocity as it hits the East Coast. The National Hurricane Center reports that sustained wind speeds are up to 90 mph. The Greater Boston, Cape Cod and Rhode Island areas should feel the full force of Sandy this afternoon and into the evening. Effects of Sandy should stretch into Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. 7News’ Chris Lambert is reporting the wind speeds could reach 70 mph along the coastline this afternoon with inland wind more in the 40-60 mph range with lesser wind speeds the farther you go inland. The National Hurricane Center expects hurricane force winds on the Cape and Rhode Island and tropical storm force winds north of the Cape to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Rain should be in the…