Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Three days after Hurricane Sandy about 0.8 percent of Burlington is without power.
Updated Nov. 1 at 12:58 p.m. According to NSTAR there are now 90 Burlington customers, or about 0.8 percent, still without power. NSTAR stated on its site that all power should be restored in Burlington not later than tonight. Updated Oct. 31 at 12:43 p.m. According to NSTAR there are now 453 Burlington customers, or about four percent, still without power. NSTAR is still saying it may take until Thursday night before all power is restored. How about you? What is your situation? Updated Oct. 30 at 11:41 p.m. According to NSTAR there are now 936 Burlington customers, or about eight percent of the Burlington coverage area, still in the dark. NSTAR has not stated specifically when the company expects full power to be restored but did …
Hurricane Sandy has dominated this week's news. But how did it compare to last year's storm: worse or not quite as bad?
As we come out on the other side of Hurricane Sandy's rain- and wind-lashing of New England yesterday, many of us are still enduring power outages. And in some cases, downed trees and wires. The storm came a year after the so-called 'Snowtober' storm left many Massachusetts communities without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Snowtober? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Let us know where in town trees or wires are down.
Now that Hurricane Sandy has mostly dissapated it's time to take stock of the damage. So far we have heard of big trees downed on Wilmington Road, Lantern Lane, Mill Street and the corner of Wing Terrace and Putnam Road. We also know that a fence near AMC Cinemas has been blown over. We at Patch would like to provide updates to the community of where there is potentially dangerous damage in town. If you see downed trees or wires or other damage, let us know where it is and we will let people know. Also, if you SAFELY get pictures of hurricane damage we would love to post them on the site. Add them to this article by clicking the 'upload photos' button or email them to Richard.Hosford@Patch.com. Finally, a Burlington resident who was out …
Five things to know today.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Monday, Oct. 29. Here are 5 things you need to know:
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
An alert from a Burlington Patch reader.
Burlington Patch readers continue to come through with updates of what they are seeing in terms of storm damage around town. Around 8:30 p.m. a reader posted to Facebook that there was a tree down accross Skelton Road at the Nevada Road intersection. She also said the tree is blocking traffic in both directions. Avoid the area if you can. Send updates to Richard.Hosford@patch.com or add them as comments to this article. For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, Sign up for Burlington Patch’s daily newsletter, “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter.
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 …
Avoid Wilmington Road if you can.
There are reports of a tree accross the road at roughly 44 Wilmington Road. Tweets from Mike Maura, a local who follows police and fire scanners, emergency crews are responding to the downed tree. Avoid the area if you can.
Is there power in your neighborhood?
Updated 6:45 p.m. NSTAR is now reporting that 3,578 Burlington customers are now without power. One good thing is that the National Weather Service is reporting it will be slightly warmer tonight than it has been recently. We should have an overnight low of around 60 degrees. Still, if you have elderly neighbors please check on them if your area is out of power. Original story: Hurricane Sandy is leaving some Burlington residents in the dark. According to NSTAR, there are currently 1,018 Burlington customers without power. According to Burlington Patch readers, power is out on Wing Terrace, the Pine Glenn area, Forbes Avenue, Pinewold Avenue, Cedar Street and College Road. Is the power out in your neighborhood? Let us know where power is …
Large Pine tree down at corner of Wing Terrace & Putnam Road.
Patch reader Michelle Kelleher sent in this picture of a large pine knocked down by the wind and leaning on wires at the corner of Wing Terrace and Putnam Road. There are also reports of power outages on Wing Terrace. If you have a picture to share please send it to Richard.Hosford@Patch.com or upload it directly to this article by clicking the 'upload' button below the picture field. Be safe if you are out!