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Concord closes town offices, schools due to Sandy

Posted by Evan Allen  October 29, 2012 09:47 AM

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Town offices and schools in Concord are closed today due to Hurricane Sandy, according to the town's website.

For town updates, go here.

On Saturday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a State of Emergency Declaration for the state; on Sunday, the president signed it, which means federal aid can supplement state funds. Patrick asked res residents to stay off the roads, and officials across the state closed schools and told employees to stay at home.

The town is asking residents to conserve water and try not to create more wastewater than necessary. They're also asking residents to stay safely indoors through Tuesday morning to avoid the worst of the storm. Residents are asked to make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and are operable.

Anyone using a generator should do so in well-ventilated areas. Shut off the main power supply to your home when running the generator.

Residents are reminded not to use gas stoves or candles as heat or light sources.

For Sandy-related emergency and utility numbers for the Boston area, go here.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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