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Few outages or emergencies in Milton during blizzard so far

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  February 9, 2013 08:56 AM

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By Dave Eisenstadter, Town Correspondent

No major emergencies have taken place in Milton, but a small section of town is without electricity, according to Milton Fire Lieutenant Mitchell Sumner.

“We’re hunkered down here basically waiting for the snow to end and keeping everyone safe,” Sumner said at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

There were 125 outages of the town’s roughly 10,000 NStar customers, according to NStar’s online outage map as of 8:50 a.m. Saturday.

Sumner said the Pleasant Street area near the center of town was the part that was experiencing outages.

Residents have heeded warnings to stay off of the roads, and the department has only had medical and carbon monoxide related calls, Sumner said.

He expected calls to increase as residents begin to shovel the snow, as chest pains can occur from that activity, he said.

The National Weather Service is reporting 18 degrees in Milton with a high near 24 and wind chills as low as -2. It will be windy with a northwest wind of 22 to 26 miles per hour. Snow will fall mostly before 2 p.m., with an additional accumulation of four to eight inches possible.

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