Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The largest electric utility in Massachusetts, National Grid said Tuesday that it would offer exact power restoration estimates later in the afternoon after Hurricane Sandy moved through on Monday.
National Grid says it will have exact power restoration estimates by the end of Tuesday, according to company President Marcy Reed. The estimates, which have always traditionally been offered when the company knows when each customer will have their power back, will be distributed “far and wide,” said Jackie Berry, a company spokeswoman. There are a total of 2,400 National Grid employees at work on Tuesday afternoon statewide in Massachusetts, ranging from line crews, tree crews, transmission crews and other workers following Hurricane Sandy. About a quarter of North Andover was still without power Tuesday. There are 530 total crews at work, with more than 300 of those from outside National Grid's service area. In addition, the newly …
The kids will have to wait a few days.
For the second year in a row, trick-or-treating in North Andover will be after Halloween. Due to the mess left by Hurricane Sandy and continued power outages, the town has recheduled trick-or-treating for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. As of this posting, many in town are still without power and there are still tree limbs and wires down. Latest estimates are that about a quarter of the town has no power. North Andover Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said that a lot of Route 125 still has no power. Crews are working in that area now. Last year, a massive snowstorm knocked out power for nearly a week and forced the town to delay trick-or-treating until the following weekend.
North Andover is cleaning up after the storm.
The day after Hurricane Sandy sent a barrage of forceful winds and heay rains to New England, skies are blue again but North Andover is cleaning up the mess. Power is still out for many. Latest estimates are that about a quarter of the town has no power. North Andover Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said that a lot of Route 125 still has no power. Crews are working in that area now. "We had nobody overnight (working on power restoration), which is unfortunate because a lot of senior housing and nursing homes were out of power all night," Coco said. "That has yet to be restored." The Police Department is operating on a generator. Crews will be working throughout the day to restore power to the town. "We're slowly starting to recover…
Your morning updates on the storm.
North Andover virtually shut down on Monday as the impact from Hurricane Sandy rolled into town. The first power outages came at about 9 a.m. and were scattered and isolated. But by noon, there were hundreds of local customers without power. By mid-afternoon, that number went into the thousands. Here are some things to keep in mind this morning when heading out: National Grid crews are working to restore power. There is still no estimated time of restoration. There is still potential for flooding. Schools are closed today. Town Hall will be open today. Trash pick-up will commence as scheduled. State government offices will open late at 10 a.m. The author discussion with Jordan Calher at the North Andover Historical Society scheduled for …
Still without power? Let us know.
As North Andover continues to feel the impact of Hurricane Sandy, many in town are without power. Do you not have electricity? Leave a comment and let us know what street you're on. We'll try to find out when those areas are being worked on.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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…
The president of National Grid offered an update on Monday afternoon about the company's preparedness and response to Hurricane Sandy.
As of Monday afternoon, North Andover reportedly had nearly 3,000 customers without power, with outages stretching from Osgood Street to Boxford and Lacy Street to Route 114. There are more than 1,300 electric crews on the ground in Massachusetts ready to restore power in the National Grid service area once Hurricane Sandy blows through. That’s according to Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. She met with the press on Monday afternoon in a conference call for about 20 minutes where she said the company has been preparing for Hurricane Sandy since last Monday. As of mid afternoon Monday,the hardest hit areas included Quincy on the South Shore and Salem on the North Shore, she said. “Many utilities have been able to send…
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Sustained winds are now at 90 mph.
Hurricane Sandy has picked up ferocity as it hits the east coast. The National Hurricane Center reports that the 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 …