Sandy Making Her Presence Known
by Bobby Blair 10/29/12
Frankenstorm ramping up and taking down trees and limbs ...(updated 10-30-12)
Hurricane Sandy loosened wires in front of Select Auto in East Holliston early this morning at 8:55 a.m. At 9:31 a tree limb was reported down on the road.
Winds began picking up after noon when highway crews cut up a downed limb on Highland Street near #460. Just prior to 1 p.m. a tree limb fell near Maple Street and Anne Marie Drive reportedly knocking out power in the area. A tree was reported across the road on Chamberlain Street just prior to 1 p.m.
The above telephone pole in front of 939 Washinton Street at the corner of Austin Lane snapped just after 1 p.m. Police and the Fire Chief are at the scene. 1:27 p.m. was a report of a tree leaning on wires at 70 Stagecoach Road. 1:38 p.m. tree limb tangled in wires and possible tree down at 404 Chamberlain Street. 1:55 p.m. limb across road at 155 Wilson. Limb down on Highland Street at Railroad Bridge 1:55 p.m.
Spotty power outages being reported in town including Briarcliff Road, Fiske, Dalton, Willowgate Rise and the Queens at 2:12 p.m. Kim Place downed wire at 2:20 p.m. Large tree reported down on Winter Street by passing motorist at 2:23 p.m. NStar reporting at 2:29 p.m. that 1,311 customers or 22% of town is without power.
The above tree was quickly cleared off Washington Street by town highway crews at 2:30 p.m. in front of #277 near the intersection of Woodland Street. At 2:48 p.m. a report of a tree blocking the roadway on Lowland Street. 2:52 p.m. report that the large sign for Out Post Farm is in the middle of Prentice Street. 2:53 p.m. most downtown businesses are closed but the Superette is still open. 2:54 p.m. a large tree blocking the road at 548 Fiske Street. 2:56 p.m. report of wires down at Chamberlain and Underwood Streets. 3:05 p.m. report of tree limbs on the wires at the High School. 3:14 p.m. tree in the road at 99 South Street.
At 3:15 p.m. this large pine was reported down at the corner of Washington Street and Marked Tree Rd., Firefighter Knowles happened by and cleared the road. Anyone for an early Christmas Tree? 3:35 p.m. tree limb blocking roadway at 208 Washington Street. 3:43 p.m. limb on the wires at 21 Regal Street and a tree down at 27 Hanlon Road. 3:46 p.m. limb on wires at pole #46 Ashland Street and large limb on wires at 410 Norfolk Street.
Bank alarm going off at Sovereign Bank at 3:47 p.m. Wires down at 73 Wedgewood Road at 4:07 p.m. Report of a tree down in the area of the Post Office at 4:13 a.m. Washington Street past the post office heading west completley blocked off at 4:18 p.m. Wires in the roadway Chamberlain Street at 4:19 p.m. South Street blocked by wires in the road at 4:20 p.m. Briarcliiff Road at 4:22 p.m. a tree in the road. 4:32 p.m. report of a pole on fire at 410 Norfolk Street. 4:43 p.m. tree down at 650 Winter Street and wires arching at 264 Hollis Street. Both Hollis Street and Winter Street from Mellen to Stoney Brook are closed at this time 4:53 p.m.
NStar reporting 1,591 Holliston customers or 27% without power at 4:59 p.m. Pole smoking at 146 Norfolk Street at 5:05 p.m. Tree down on wires 5:09 p.m. and blocking road at 256 Lowland Strreet. 5:27 p.m. Norfolk St. being closed.
NStar now reporting 2,609 customers or 44% without power. Anyone need candles, I have plenty? 7:28 p.m. wires down on a residence and car at #1 Westfield Drive. 9:20 p.m. town to call state for flooding at catch basins on Concord Street.
9:34 Supt. Brad Jackson has closed school for tomorrow Oct. 30th. 32% of town without power at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday morning 7:12 a.m. NStar reporting 10% of town still without power.
Sandy moved the car cover about 20 feet.
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