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Power restored to majority of Braintree homes after Sandy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 30, 2012 08:53 AM

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All power has been restored to major outages in Braintree after Hurricane Sandy whipped through the town, knocking out power in several areas.

At 4:30 p.m. Monday night, Mayflower Road and the Pilgrim Stetson Ave had some outages. A tree also fell on Frederick Road, damaging a chimney on a home and knocking out power to two.

West Street, Pond Street, and Hollis Avenue saw trees down as well, yet overall Braintree fared well in the storm.

“We did well. I believe all power has been restored to residents on Middle street, where the major outage was. At peak outage we had 140 homes effected, but I was told wires were replaced and power was restored by 11 p.m. last night,” said Peter Morin, chief of staff and operations for the town of Braintree.

The only ones still without power are those that had wires ripped directly from their homes.

“I believe all power has been restored to the majority of the town. Where trees ripped power lines off the site of the house, that will be out, but we don’t have widespread outages,” Morin said. .

Though the South Shore Plaza was closed at 1 p.m. on Monday, regular mall hours resumed Tuesday morning.

Trash pick-up was canceled for this morning, however it will resume tomorrow and continue on a normal schedule for the rest of the week.

For more updates, visit the town’s website.

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