POWER UPDATE: Almost There
Much of the town has had its power restored, and more will be restored tonight.
It's been a long, frustrating week for North Andover residents who lost electricity after the worst October storm on record.
But most people who lost their power have had it restored as of Thursday afternoon.
The Village Green condominiums were restored to power last night, as well as many of the areas along the Salem Street area line from the substation at Salem and Dale streets east toward Boxford.
It's been non-stop work for local crews, Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said.
Almost There: National Grid is saying that 100 percent of the town's main circuits will be fixed by tonight, Coco said.. Then they will work on individual homes that are still without power for other reasons.
Sullivan Street: That street is being worked on right now and shouyld be restored soon.
Mill Pond: That area is being worked on right now as well and should be restored soon.
Royal Crest: That apartment complex is taking more time due to complications.
"We still have an issue over on Royal Crest Drive where a portion is still out," Coco saod. "It's an underground line, and they need a special crew to do that."
Boxford Street: Coco reports that Boxford Street is completely restored now.
These will take care of the major issues left in town.
"Other than that, everything else is sporadic," Coco said. Many homes without power have individual issues that will be addressed on an individual basis from now on.
What You Can Do
If you still do not have power or know people who do not, you are asked to call the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall at 978-688-9501 and let Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw know.
"They in turn are emailing Doug [the National Grid liaison] so they are aware of the issues," Coco said. "It's a system that has been working great so far."
If it is after Town Hall hours, Coco asks that you call him directly at his North Andover Emergency Management number, 978-490-6505, or Connor Lincoln at 978-490-6541.