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Cohasset residents lose power; police posting updates to Facebook

Posted by Natalie Feulner  October 29, 2012 09:27 AM

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Cohasset police are closing the causeway on Atlantic Avenue after receiving reports that sea water is carrying several rocks into the roadway.

Several residents are still without power after one of the town’s main power feeds was lost Monday morning.

Crews are reportedly on the way and are “attempting to switch some power routes to restore power to affected areas while they repair," police said.

The police department is keeping residents updated through its Facebook page and posted Monday morning that National Grid is warning that the outages may last 72 hours.

However, a few commenters on Facebook are posting that power had been restored in some neighborhoods as of 9:30 a.m.

Residents are advised to call the National Grid hotline at 1-800-465-1212 to report outages and 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Cohasset announced Sunday that Town Hall and all schools will be closed Monday. In addition, Jacobs Meadow and Treats Pond have been lowered to help with coastal flooding.

If needed the town will set up a main shelter at the Middle High School, 143 Pond St. and smaller shelters at other locations as needed. Occupants will be provided with blankets, cots, water, and first aid supplies if the shelter is opened.

For more information and updates about the storm watch the police Facebook page and the local cable access channels -- Comcast channel nine and Verizon channel 37.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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